AGRSS Council Launches Third-Party Validation Program Today; Registered Shops to Be Grouped into Validation Clusters Next Week
September 1, 2009

The Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) Council Inc. launches its much-anticipated third-party validation program today, September 1, 2009. Next week, the independent auditing firm selected by AGRSS, Orion Registrar Corp., will begin placing all AGRSS-registered companies into clusters, according to AGRSS Council president Debra Levy of™/AGRR magazine.

"From there, random clusters will be chosen over the next few months," she says. "All shops in a cluster will be validated. Companies that are selected will begin to be notified a few weeks later."

Levy says the validation reviews will take place throughout the next 11 months, "so [registered shops] could hear at any time that [they] have been selected."

"[Shops] will always have 30 days' notice before an onsite validation review is scheduled," she adds.

The AGRSS Council recently conducted a test audit, and will conduct a webinar to provide more information about the details of the validation program on September 23 at 12 noon ET/ 9 a.m. PT.

The program has been in development for more than a year. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

"This program is a massive one to get started and doing so is quite an achievement for the auto glass industry," adds Levy.

CLICK HERE for full text of press release.

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