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ROLAGS Meeting Held in Tucson

The Repair of Automotive Glass Standards Committee (ROLAGS) met yesterday afternoon at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tuscon, Ariz., and Jay Sampson was approved as the new chairman.

He took over from Dave Taylor, who had opened the two-hour meeting, which focused on the work of the group's product performance subcommittee and how to market the ROLAGS standard effectively.

The product performance subcommittee is headed by Keith Beveridge, senior vice president for the Savage, Minn.-based Novus Glass, and he reported that the group is trying to prioritize the various issues involved in product performance and to decide what it is important to test.

"We're at the stage now where we're talking about the type of testing," Beveridge told the whole committee. "We're going to do this on two levels: one on what tests are available and one on the real world of testing and its results."

He estimated that it would be a year or two before the subcommittee would be able to come back to the committee with a recommendation on the results of its work.

Jackie Newman, president of Redline Inc. in Austin, Texas, was chosen to head up the new marketing committee. She said that in her opinion a good place to start is to get more industry support for the standard.

Stay tuned to for more updates from the meeting.

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