November/December 2020 Newsletter

Leading News

Many AGSC Committees Will Still Meet (Virtually) in January 2021
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a number of committee meetings January 11-13 even though Auto Glass Week™ 2021 has been moved to June 7-9 in Orlando. These committee meetings in January will be held by video conference.

ROLAGS 2 is in Development
The Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS for short) was first developed nearly 20 years ago. It was originally developed by the National Windshield Repair Association under the procedures of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and became an ANSI-approved standard.

Auto Glass Week 2021 Moving to June 7-9, 2021
Auto Glass Week ™ has been rescheduled from January. The new dates are June 7-9, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The city and venue have remained the same, only the dates have changed in an effort to give more time for the COVID-19 pandemic to mitigate.

NWRD Insurance Guide Is Now Available to All Current AGSC Members
"A Technician's Guide to Contacting and Communicating with Insurance Companies" is now available to all AGSC and NWRD members.

Massachusetts Voters Favor AGSC Supported Initiative
Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly passed a "Right to Repair" Ballot Initiative in the November elections that was supported by the Auto Glass Safety Council. The initiative will ensure that vehicle repair information is available to independent repair facilities so car owners are not forced to go to car manufacturer's dealers to repair their vehicles.

AGSC Founder's Wife Passes Away
Ruby Jean Jolliff, the wife of one of the Auto Glass Safety Council's founders, Carl Jolliff of Jolliff Glass, passed away from COVID-19 November 14, 2020 at Ozarks Medical Center. She was 83 years old.

Call for Volunteers
AGSC has several initiatives and committees that would benefit from more volunteers.

On the Blogs

AGSC Social Media
Seth MaimanThe Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) maintains a presence on several social media platforms to further its mission of educating the industry and promoting awareness of the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) and the repair standard to the insurance industry and the public at large.

Member News

Please Welcome New AGSC Registered Member Companies
Five companies have joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming accredited Registered Member Companies of the prestigious Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC).

Please Welcome New AGSC Associate Members
Two 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.

Celebrating 30 Years in the Industry
Although this year may have been filled with twists and turns, many auto glass shops, including City Auto Glass (CAG), have celebrated milestones. Mike Schenian, CAG president and Jon Laski, CEO, shared some of the business' strengths leading up to its 30th year.

Send AGSC Your News
One of the challenges we face in the auto glass industry is marketing our industry, our companies and our staff outside of our auto glass bubble. We have great companies and amazing people in this multi-faceted industry of ours, and we need to get the word out.

Certification News

Congratulations to These Master Auto Glass Technicians
Several technicians earned or renewed their Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certifications during the months of September and October.

Insurance News

Safe Driving Programs – How To Get Started
The cost of auto liability insurance for mobile auto glass installers continues to be the leading insurance-related expense for companies in the auto glass repair and replacement industry.

Legislative News

As 2020 nears its conclusion (not soon enough for many of us), one of its legacies might be the increase in political and civic activity throughout the nation. Voter turnout in the 2020 Presidential election has been estimated at 67 percent, the highest in an American election in 120 years.

Safety News

Nissan Recalls Model Year 2019 Titans with LED Headlights
Ford announced today that it will recall 620,246 vehicles built in U.S. assembly plants between October and November 2019 and May to June 2020. All are 2020 models. The problem is a malfunctioning rearview camera that could leave a blank screen or a distorted image.

You Can't Look Out the Back of These Cars, Recalls Issued
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two visibility recalls from Nissan North America Inc. (Nissan), and Ford Motor Company (Ford).

CIECA 2020R2 Releases New Calibration Standards
The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) has completed the 2020R2 Release of the CIECA Standards for the collision repair industry, which includes new Calibration Standards developed by CIECA's Calibration Committee and an enhancement to CIECA's Scanning Standards. The Calibration Committee included representatives of the Auto Glass Safety Council.

Visibility Issues Cause Recalls for Two Manufacturers
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two visibility recalls from Chrysler (FCA) and Ferrari North America, Inc. (Ferrari).

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Recalled Due to Faulty Headlight Adjustment
Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on 291 examples of the C-Class, citing a potential fault with headlight adjustments. The affected vehicles are all Model Year 2018, and were sold between May 1 and August 30 of that year.

NSG Group Launches New Calibration Service
NSG Group's Pilkington North America Aftermarket Glass Replacement business unit recently announced the launch of The Calibration People™. It's a new service that the company says will provide additional access to remote and local calibration and for auto-glass installers.

DOT to Consider Petitions
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), are preparing to look into compliance issues—or more specifically, an inconsequential noncompliance issues—regarding two batches of laminated glass as far back as November 2017. Since the two petitions address similar issues, NHTSA and the DOT publicly acknowledged their receipt of both petitions, together, in last week's publication of the Federal Register.

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Happy Holidays!
The offices of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) are closed December 23 through January 3 for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The office will re-open on Monday, January 4.

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Upcoming Events

January 11, 2021
AGSC Education Committee Meeting
9:00 am – 10:30 am ET
Virtual Meeting

January 11, 2021
AGSC Marketing Committee Meeting
10:30 am – 12:00 pm ET
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January 11, 2021
AGSC ADAS Committee Meeting
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
Virtual Meeting

January 13, 2021
AGSC NWRD Steering Committee Meeting
11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Virtual Meeting

June 6-10, 2021
AGSC Committee Meetings
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

June 7-9, 2021
Auto Glass Week™

Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Fla.

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