Auto Glass Week™ Competitions Return for 2015

Auto Glass Week’s  competitions are now in their 10th year. The Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and the Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman (WRO), are back for Auto Glass Week™ 2015. The exhibition floor is set to be held September 30-October 2, 2015, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. This year’s event will include educational seminars, exciting demonstrations, an exhibition hall, as well as the attendee-favorite competitions.

10 Years—Showcasing Technicians

The Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) will be held October 1-2, and the Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman (WRO) will be held September 30-October 1 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The champions will be crowned at the Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Friday, October 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Auto Glass Technician Competition

Celebrating its 10th year, AGTO provides the opportunity for technicians from around the world to compete by replacing a damaged glass part. Industry veterans judge the competitors’ replacements as well as their procedures, safety, cleanliness and customer interaction. It is also a chance to learn from other professionals, execute safe, quality installations, pick up innovative techniques and, of course, compete for the chance to hold the title of “World’s Best Auto Glass Technician.”

New this year, the AGTO competition will be expanded into two categories—regular (employee of a company with 10 technicians or less) and large businesses (employee of a company with more than 10 technicians). A first place will be awarded for each category. For second and third places, competitors from both categories will be pooled.

In order to compete, you must be employed currently as a technician in a bona fide automotive glass company, you must have at least one year of experience as a technician in the automotive glass industry and you must follow the current AGRSS Standard™. Please note that there will be a cap on the number of competitors and spaces are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to register early. The registration deadline for competitors is Friday, August 14. No registrations will be accepted after this date or onsite.

Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman (WRO)

Also celebrating its 10th year, the WRO is an opportunity for technicians from around the world to compete by repairing a vehicle’s glass part. Industry veterans judge the competitors’ repairs as well as their procedures, safety, cleanliness and customer interaction. This event provides the opportunity for competitors to learn from other professionals, execute safe, quality automotive glass repair, pick up innovative techniques and, of course, compete for the chance to hold the title of “World’s Best Windshield Repair Technician.”

In order to compete, you must be employed currently as a technician in a bona fide operating automotive glass repair company and you must have at least one year of experience as a repair technician in the automotive glass industry. Please note that there will be a cap on the number of competitors and spaces are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to register early. The registration deadline for competitors is Friday, August 14. No registrations will be accepted after this date or onsite.

Prizes for Our Champions

First place in the regular and large business categories in AGTO will receive $5,000, a gold medal and trophy, as well as bragging rights as the “World’s Best Auto Glass Technician.” The second and third place winners could represent either a regular or large automotive glass business. The second place winner will take home $1,000 and a silver medal, and third place will receive $500 and a bronze medal.

First place in WRO will receive $5,000, a gold medal and trophy, as well as bragging rights as the “World’s Best Windshield Repair Technician.” Second place will receive $1,000 as well as a silver medal, and third place will receive $500 and a bronze medal.

Auto Glass Week is once again sponsored by the Auto Glass Safety Council™, Independent Glass Association, National Glass Association, National Windshield Repair Association and AGRR™ magazine.

The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ will once again be held concurrently.

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