Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC Member Meeting Held at Auto Glass Week™
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) held a member meeting in October that covered an audit update, Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS®) changes, an insurer's perspective and more. The meeting was held on October 7, just prior to the opening of Auto Glass Week™ in Baltimore.

Beranek Offers Look into Updated AGRSS® Standard
Bob Beranek, chair of the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Standards Committee, offered Auto Glass Week™ attendees a detailed look at some coming updates to the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS®).

Committee News

AGSC Standards Committee Discusses Urethane, Technology at Meeting
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Standards Committee convened as part of the association meetings held at Auto Glass Week™ in Baltimore in October.

AGSC Education Meets to Work on Updating Certification Exam
The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Education Committee met at Auto Glass Week™ to review its plan to update the exam technicians must take to become AGSC accredited. Jeff Olive, chair of the education committee, opened the meeting with a discussion about whether the association should publish the questions.

People News

Jean Pero
Two Honored at Auto Glass Week™
David Rohlfing, vice president of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC), honored two long-time industry veterans with awards during Auto Glass Week™. Jean Pero, sales manager for Mygrant Glass, received the Carl F. Tompkins Award for Excellence in Auto Glass Safety, while John King, retiring vice president of aftermarket at Sika Corp., was recognized with a new industry-wide achievement award.

On the Blogs

Penny Ouellette

What, You Again?
“At Auto Glass Week™, I was speaking with a representative of an Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Registered Member Company that had been recently validated. As I was leaving, the representative said, ‘See you in three years!’ My thanks to this person for providing me with the topic for this article: ‘Restarting the Validation Period – or What, You Again?’ The fact is, this company could be validated again next year.” –Penny Ouellette

Auto Glass Safety CouncilBob Beranek

New Technology
"New technology was a subject dominating Auto Glass Week 2014™, especially lane departure systems and items needing re-calibration or initialization. I have addressed this topic in the past, but at the show we had experts from many fields giving their viewpoints at seminars and committee meetings. It all started the first day in the Auto Glass Safety Council’s Standard Committee meeting. Mitch Becker of ABRA Auto Body & Glass presented a proposal to add a new directive to the standard addressing driver-assisted systems such as lane departure, automatic braking systems and intuitive cruise control." —Bob Beranek

Event News

Auto Glass Week™ Breaks All Records
A packed crowd of AGRR technicians and company owners descended on Baltimore in early October for Auto Glass Week™ 2014. A hot topic at this year’s event was a look at the new and expanding world of autonomous driving vehicles. AGRR owners wanted to know just how these changes could impact their businesses.

AGSC Registered Member Companies Dominate Winners’ Circle
The Pilkington Auto Glass Technician Olympics (AGTO) and the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Olympics (WRO) were held as part of Auto Glass Week™ in Baltimore in October, and representatives of several Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Registered Member Companies led the winners’ circles in both competitions.

Mark Your Calendar for March Training in Irvine, Calif.
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will host an auto glass technician training and testing opportunity in Irvine, Calif., next March. The training is free to technicians who work for AGSC Registered Member Companies and available to non-Registered Member Companies at a small charge. It will be held at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center.

Safety News

NHTSA Issues Airbag Recalls
On October 20, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an advisory to the owners of approximately 7.8 million cars throughout the United States about a massive recall for defective airbags.

Chrysler Issues Recall Related to Side-View Mirror Wiring
Chrysler Group is in the process of voluntarily recalling approximately 437,000 SUVs globally to relocate an electrical connection related to power side-view mirrors.

Agilis Systems LLC Launches Software for Parents Teaching Teens to Drive
Agilis Systems LLC now offers MOTOsafety Teen Driving Coach - a specialty consumer product designed to help parents monitor location and driving behaviors of their teenage drivers.

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Membership Information
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Auto Glass Safety Council


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.-6:30 p.m. on April 23 with exam included.)
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.




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