What Can the AGSC Do for Me?

April 23, 2015
by Kathy Bimber

by Kathy Bimber

The question I am most often asked when a company is considering becoming an Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) Registered Member Company is “What can you do for me?”

An association is defined as a group of people organized for a joint purpose. It is an organized body of people who have an interest, activity or purpose in common. The Auto Glass Safety Council is an association. It was founded and is supported by companies in the auto glass replacement industry that keep safe installation as their primary goal.

When your company becomes an AGSC Registered Member Company, you are affirming the message of AGSC. You are stating that you are concerned about safe auto glass installation and you are willing to prove it by undergoing third-party independent validation audits. As one of our members said to me, “It is about professionalism and setting yourself apart from the other glass shops out there.”

I think becoming an AGSC Registered Member company is somewhat similar to joining your local gym. You go to your local gym and you pay your dues. Yes, this allows you to use their equipment and take their fitness classes and talk with others at the gym about workouts, etc. But what is the main reason you join the gym? You do it to get in shape, to better your physique and your health. You have to make the effort to go to the gym. You have to work out and sweat and endure pain all for the purpose of making yourself better. The gym doesn’t make you better. You make yourself better by using the gym.

Isn’t that like joining AGSC? By becoming an AGSC Registered Member Company, you are making the effort to prove to your customers that you are concerned about their safety. You make the effort to train your technicians so that when they are audited they can pass with flying colors. Yes, AGSC can assist you in this with marketing materials and training courses, etc., but it is about you setting your company apart from other auto glass replacement companies in your area.

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