AGSC
November/December 2021 Newsletter

Leading News

California BAR Drafts New Auto Glass Regulations
The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) has initiated a process to consider revised Auto Body and Windshield Repair regulations. The BAR held a public teleconference on October 21 to review their initial draft and AGSC Board and staff members participated in the teleconference.
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Maryland Moves Forward with Auto Glass Safety Law
On August 27, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issued proposed Safety Glass Replacement Standards regulations, subject to a public comment period, pursuant to Maryland Ch. 461 (H.B. 519) Acts of 2021, the new state auto glass safety replacement legislation passed by the state legislature earlier this year.
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AGSC Committees Will Meet in January 2022 in Tampa
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a number of committee meetings January 11-12, 2022 in Tampa, Fla.
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Are Your Technicians AGSC Certified? It Is Required
One important requirement of AGSC membership is 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.
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Why Not Volunteer?
AGSC has several committees, including two standards committees, that can always use more volunteers.
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Smile! You're On Camera
AGSC is looking for photos of how AGSC Registered Member Companies market their AGSC Registration to their customers.
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Legislative News

Seth Maiman
AGSC Director of Public Affairs

AGSC Government Relations Committee to Meet in Tampa, FL in January
The AGSC Government Relations Committee met via teleconference in October and discussed strategies supporting AGSC's efforts to incorporate the AGRSS into state law. Staff provided updates on the Maryland proposed regulations based on the new state auto glass safety law and the California efforts to issue revised auto glass safety regulations.
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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 Company (September-October 2021)
One company 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 Member (September-October 2021)
One company has recently joined the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) as an associate member. Associate members are suppliers and non-installation companies that wish to show their support for the AGSC.
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What's New with You?
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. AGSC members are great companies with amazing people in this multi-faceted industry of ours, and we need to get the word out.
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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 September and October. They have become certified at the highest level AGSC offers.
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Master Technician Spotlight: Bryon Peaster, Novus Glass of La Crosse, La Crosse, Wis.
Bryon Peaster of Novus Glass of La Crosse in La Crosse, Wis., recently earned his Master Auto Glass Technician certification from the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC).
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Master Technician Spotlight: Jim Poole of Speedy Glass, Tacoma, Wash.
Jim Poole of Speedy Glass in Tacoma, Wash., recently earned his AGSC Master Auto Glass Technician certification.
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Event News

Auto Glass Week™ Returns to San Antonio September 14-16, 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.
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Prizes at Auto Glass Week Heat Up for 2022
Repair and replacement technicians start sharpening your skills! Everything is bigger and hotter in Texas, and now the competition prize money for Auto Glass Week™ 2022 (AGW), Sept. 14-16 in San Antonio, is smokin'.
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Safety News

Safety Recall Issued for Several Mercedes-Benz 2020 and 2021 Models
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a safety recall for glass in some Mercedes-Benz models. The features in these models may create a safety risk for your customers and their passengers if they are not corrected.
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'This is a crisis': U.S. on track to lose more than 40,000 lives on the roads in 2021
WASHINGTON (7News) — New data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that in the first six months of 2021 more than 20,000 people lost their lives in traffic crashes. It's the largest number of deaths in that time period in fifteen years, according to the agency.
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Upcoming Events

January 11, 2022
AGSC Education Committee Meetings
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa, FL
www.agsc.org/events/

January 11, 2022
AGSC NWRD Executive Committee Meeting
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa, FL
www.agsc.org/events/

January 11, 2022
AGSC Government Relations Committee Meeting
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa, FL
www.agsc.org/events/

January 11, 2022
AGSC/NWRD ROLAGS 2 Standard Committee Meeting
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa, FL
www.agsc.org/events/

January 11, 2022
AGSC AGRSS Standards Committee Meeting
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa, FL
www.agsc.org/events/

January 11, 2022
AGSC Member Benefits Committee Meeting
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa, FL
www.agsc.org/events/

January 11, 2022
AGSC Credentialing Committee Meeting
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa, FL
www.agsc.org/events/

January 12, 2022
AGSC Marketing Committee Meeting
7:30 am – 9:00 am
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa, FL
www.agsc.org/events/

January 12, 2022
AGSC ADAS Committee Meeting
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa, FL
www.agsc.org/events/

January 12, 2022
AGSC Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa, FL
www.agsc.org/events/

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

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