AGSC
May/June 2022 Newsletter

Leading News

Maryland Adopts Auto Glass Safety Regulations in Accordance with AGRSS Standard
Maryland state auto glass safety regulations implementing the state statute adopting the Automotive Glass Safety Replacement Standard (AGRSS Standard) have been approved by the State of Maryland. The state regulations were promulgated by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) and became effective on March 7, 2022.
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Mike Rowe to Keynote at Auto Glass Week™ 2022
Mike RoweEmmy-winning host, best-selling author, executive producer, and trades advocate Mike Rowe will be the keynote speaker at Auto Glass Week™ 2022 at the Henry B. González Convention Center on September 15. Rowe is one of the nation's most respected leaders of championing vocations through series such as Dirty Jobs and Somebody's Gotta Do It.
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Auto Glass Week™ Introduces Career Day
Building and supporting the next generation of technicians are vital to the auto glass repair and replacement industry. Auto Glass Week 2022, Sept. 14-16 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, will address this with Career Day, a new program that invites local high school and vocational school students to attend the show for a day of learning and introduction to the industry.
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AGSC/NWRD ROLAGS 2 (Repair) Standards Committee to Meet in June
The AGSC/National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard (ROLAGS) 2 Standards Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET. This meeting will be held electronically by Zoom. The agenda, related documents and instructions for joining the Zoom meeting will be distributed to members of the committee. Those interested in participating on this committee can contact Kathy Bimber at kbimber@agsc.org for additional information.

AGSC Releases ADAS Calibration Videos
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) has created two Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration related videos entitled "The Importance of ADAS" and "Understanding Calibration" to assist its members with explaining ADAS and calibration to their customers and the insurance agents with whom they work.
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Reminder to AGSC Registered Member Companies
It is a requirement of AGSC membership that all auto glass replacement (AGR) technicians employed by AGSC Registered Member Companies be AGSC certified technicians. This requirement took effect on December 31, 2018 and members were asked to begin phasing their employment practices into it.
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Free AGSC Technician Certification Training and Testing
(includes a coupon for 1 certification test)
Auto Glass Week™ 2022
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
Friday, September 16
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

AGSC Welcomes Your Participation
AGSC has several committees, including two Standards Committees, that can always use more volunteers.

If you would like to become more actively involved with the Auto Glass Safety Council or share great ideas for promoting AGSC and its member programs, including the AGSC Registered Member Company program, why not consider serving on one of the AGSC committees?

If you want to have a part in the development and maintenance of the ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS Standard (replacement of auto glass) or the AGSC/NWRD/ROLAGS 002 Standard (repair), why not consider joining the AGSC AGRSS Standards Committee or the AGSC ROLAGS 2 Standards Committee? Individuals interested in participating on these committees are encouraged to apply.

For a list of all of the AGSC committees and what they do, visit https://agsc.org/committees/. To learn how you can participate on a committee, contact Kathy Bimber at kbimber@agsc.org.

Can We Use Your Pictures?
AGSC is looking for photos of how AGSC Registered Member Companies market their AGSC Registration to their customers.

We would love to receive pictures of your technicians with their technician accreditation and AGSC Registered Member Company patches on their uniforms, shirts or aprons. Pictures showing the AGSC Registered Member Company window clings on your shop or vehicle windows or the AGSC Registered Member Company counter signs, brochures or registration certificate in your lobby are also greatly appreciated. Who knows? You just may end up on the cover of the next AGSC Member Directory sent to insurers who request it.

Photos that are in 300 dpi and as large as possible are best, but all are welcome.

Please submit your pictures by email to Kathy Bimber at kbimber@agsc.org with your contact information.


Legislative News

Seth Maiman
AGSC Director of Public Affairs

AGSC Active on Legislation in Several States
The mission of the Auto Glass Safety Council is to make every auto glass repair and replacement safer by developing and maintaining standards for auto glass repair and replacement, educating and accrediting the industry, and promoting awareness of the standards to the insurance industry and the public at large.
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For more information on AGSC's legislative efforts, please contact Seth Maiman, AGSC Director of Public Affairs, at smaiman@agsc.org.

Member News

Welcome New AGSC Registered Member Companies
Nine companies joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming accredited Registered Member Companies of the prestigious Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC).
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Welcome New AGSC Associate Members
These companies have recently joined the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) as associate members. Associate members are suppliers and non-installation companies that wish to show their support for the AGSC.
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AGSC Member Carlex Glass Bestows Team Members with President's Award
Carlex Glass recognized its Aftermarket Replacement Glass (ARG) Team members in March with the company's President's Award. "Their exemplary performance over the last 12 months is being recognized," according to a company statement. The award goes to the company's division with the most distinguished performance.
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Mainstreet™ Celebrates 40 Years of Software for Auto Glass Industry
Based in Belleville, Mich., AGSC member Mainstreet was founded in May 1982. For 40 years, the software company has provided for the auto and flat glass industries.
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Certification News

Congratulations to These Master Auto Glass Technicians
Several technicians earned their Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certifications during the months of January through April. They have become certified at the highest level AGSC offers.
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Master Technician Spotlight: James Daniel Jones, A Precision Auto Glass, Inc., Mobile, AL
Daniel Jones of A Precision Auto Glass, Inc. of Mobile, Alabama recently earned his AGSC Master Auto Glass Technician certification.
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Event News

Are You Ready for Auto Glass Week™ 2022?
Auto Glass Week™ will be held September 14-16 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. This exciting event brings all segments of the auto glass industry under one roof for quality education, business-building and nail-biting competitions. Attendees will be able to learn about the latest industry products and services, forge new connections that will grow their professional networks and learn fundamental tools to enhance their business.
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Safety News

Ford Issues Positioning Statement on Glass
During windshield and side glass replacement and performing collision repairs requiring repair to the front and/or rear window channels on Ford vehicles, it is important to utilize Ford OEM repair procedures to ensure complete proper repairs are performed.
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Ford Voluntarily Recalls Nearly 40,000 Transit Vans for Windshield Detachment
April brings another recall for vehicle owners. This time Ford voluntarily recalls certain 2016 and 2020 Transit Connect vans for a safety concern with the windshields.
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General Motors Recalls Certain Equinox and GMC Models due to Windshield Wiper Failure
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles. The ball joints in the windshield wiper module may corrode, causing one or both windshield wipers to fail, according to the recall.
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President's Budget Includes $18.1 Million for ADAS Research
This week, The Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress the President's Budget for fiscal year 2023 (FY 2023). A hefty $105 billion will go to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which calls for investments in highway safety, including research into Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
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Where the Carmakers Stand on Pre- and Post-Scans
What do the carmakers say about pre- and post-calibration scans? While many do not address glass replacement directly, they do have positions on the necessity of performing scans when calibration or recalibration has been performed. Here's what the manufacturers say, gleaned from their position statements and service bulletins.
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NHTSA Launches ADAS Education Campaign
The federal agency says its research has found many drivers don't know how even some of the most basic ADAS features work. To help combat that, the NHTSA has overhauled its webpage on ADAS, including a more user-friendly interface.
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Kia Motors America Issues Voluntary Recall for Windshields
Kia Motors America has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is recalling 30,362 vehicles for inadequate bonding of windshields.
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FMCSA Expands Windshield Area for Vehicle Safety Technology
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on Monday, March 7, that will streamline the process. The rule, which will take effect May 6, was prompted by a petition from Daimler Trucks North America.
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Volvo Issues New Position Statement on Windshield Replacement
Volvo Car USA LLC has issued a statement that all windshield replacements on Volvo vehicles must be performed "according to Volvo standards at an authorized facility, using only Volvo Genuine Windshields and adhesives."
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Tesla Recalls Nearly 27,000 Vehicles for Faulty Windshield Defrosting
Tesla is recalling some 2021-2022 Model 3, Model S, Model X and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles after tests determined that the cabin heating system can fail if temperatures are below 14 degrees Fahrenheit. This can cause the windshields in these vehicles not to defrost properly.
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Chrysler Recalls More Than 170,000 Ram Pickups for Windshield Wiper Defect
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that all 2019-2020 Ram 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 and 5500 are affected by a defect in the windshield wipers. As of Jan. 12, Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this recall.
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Upcoming Events

June 14, 2022
AGSC/NWRD ROLAGS 2 Standards Committee Meeting

11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
Virtual Meeting
www.agsc.org/events/

September 13, 2022
AGSC Education Committee Meeting

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
www.agsc.org/events/

September 13, 2022
AGSC/NWRD ROLAGS 2 Standards Committee Meeting

7:00 am – 9:00 am
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
www.agsc.org/events/

September 13, 2022
AGSC NWRD Executive Committee Meeting

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
www.agsc.org/events/

September 13, 2022
AGSC Marketing Committee Meeting

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
www.agsc.org/events/

September 13, 2022
AGSC AGRSS Standards Committee Meeting

10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
www.agsc.org/events/

September 13, 2022
AGSC ADAS Committee Meeting

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
www.agsc.org/events/

September 13, 2022
AGSC Board of Directors Meeting

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
www.agsc.org/events/

September 13, 2022
AGSC Public Affairs Committee Meeting

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
www.agsc.org/events/

September 14-16, 2022
Auto Glass Week™
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
www.autoglassweek.com

September 16, 2022
AGSC/NWRD Technician Certification Training (Repair)

7:30 am – 10:30 am
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
www.agsc.org/events/

September 16, 2022
AGSC Technician Certification Training (Replacement)

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
www.agsc.org/events/

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