Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

Record Number of Techs Take Certification Course in Irvine
A record number of technicians took the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) certification exam recently in Irvine, Calif. Twenty-seven technicians participated in the training course and accreditation testing on Saturday, March 21, at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center.

AGSC Creates Cold-Weather Advisory for Registered Members’ Use
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has added a cold-weather advisory to the “Members Only” portion of its website. The cold-weather advisory is available for AGSC Registered Members to download, customize with their company’s information, and send to their local press.

Event News

Competitor Registration Now Open for Auto Glass Week™
Competitor registration and sponsorship opportunities have opened for Auto Glass Week™ 2015. The event is set to be held September 30 to October 2, 2015, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nev., and will include educational seminars, an exhibition hall and AGRR™ magazine’s Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and Windshield Repair Olympics (WRO) in Honor of Walt Gorman.

Certification News

Congratulate These Certified Master Auto Glass Technicians
A number of auto glass technicians passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Certified Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the month of February. The exam is an online test consisting of 50 multiple choice questions, allowing an average of 90 seconds per question to answer.

On the Blogs

Auto Glass Safety CouncilPenny Ouellette

Transitioning to the Revised AGRSS® Standard
"2015 validations have begun. As in previous years, the validators will be conducting 2015 validations to the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS®) ANSI/AGRSS 002-2002 version. We will be using the same process and the same forms as in 2014. In order to provide locations with assistance in transitioning to the newly published version of the Standard, we will also be advising your location of any gaps your program has with regards to the requirements of the new version of the Standard, ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 003-2015." -Penny Ouellette

Auto Glass Safety CouncilBob Beranek

Cold Weather Installations
“I started installing automotive glass in March of 1973. The company I worked for, Auto Glass Specialists, had recently started sending out trucks with one technician for a job so I learned a lot in a short time. Luckily I started in early spring and I had the opportunity to master my tools in warm weather. Installing automotive glass the following winter was like starting out all over again. The tools did not work the same way.” –Bob Beranek

People News

Auto Glass Safety CouncilChris Umble

Safety Advocate Chris Umble to Retire from LYNX Services in June
Long-time safety advocate and volunteer for the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Chris Umble will retire from his position of vice president of sales initiatives for LYNX Services in June. Umble, who has been with LYNX since it was founded by PPG Industries in 1994, has long volunteered his time to the AGSC, speaking at a number of its conferences over the years and serving as a member of the AGSC Standards Committee and Marketing Committee.

Business News

Three Tax Time Tips
Is all your paperwork in order for tax time? There may be a few tips you did not think about when preparing. Be sure to check our list for advice from AGRR company owners before you file on April 15, 2015.

Safety News

GM Recalls Cadillac ATS Sedans over Potential Sunroof Issue
General Motors is recalling 2013-2015 Cadillac ATS sedans in the United States over sensitive power sunroof switches that do not meet the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS). Additionally, Novus Bus, which is owned by Volvo, is recalling 2008 LFS buses for failure to meet the FMVSS “Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release” standard.

Chrysler Asks Court to Dismiss Class Action Complaint over Sunroofs
Chrysler’s attorney has asked the U.S. District Court of New Jersey to dismiss a nationwide class action lawsuit alleging that a defect in their vehicles’ sunroofs cause them to leak.

NHTSA Considering Drastic Measures to Speed Up Takata Recalls
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fed up with Takata and is considering unprecedented steps to speed up replacement parts for potentially deadly air bags found in millions of cars.

Auto Glass Safety Council
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Stafford, VA 22554
540/720-7484 (P)
540/720-3470 (F)

Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
540/720-7484, ext. 136

Membership Information
Kathy Bimber
540/720-7484, ext. 137

Auto Glass Safety Council


March 18, 2015
AGSC Commitee Meetings
Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
Irvine, Calif.

March 21, 2015
AGSC Technician Training
(Training runs 8 a.m.-10 a.m., exam 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
Irvine, Calif.

April 23, 2015
AGSC Technician Training
(Training runs 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on April 23 with exam from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel
Long Island (Hauppauge), N.Y.

April 24, 2015
AGSC Technician Training
(Training runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with exam from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a repeat of the April 23 session. It is given twice.)
Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel
Long Island (Hauppauge), N.Y.

September 30-October 2, 2015
Auto Glass Week™
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Reno, Nev.




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