Belron Joins ANSI; Applies to Become ANSI-Accredited
February 10, 2010
Belron Technical, a division of Belron, has joined the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI) and has applied to become an
ANSI-accredited standards developer, according to information from
the latest ANSI newsletter.
In addition, the company hopes to "develop and maintain standards
for the automotive glass industry," according to ANSI.
Belron Technical is a division of the Belgium-based company that
focuses on a number of research and development areas, such as the
company's new EZI-Wire® cut-out tool and its Glass Medic repair
system, according to the company website.
The ANSI newsletter lists Peg McKim, who previously was with the
National Glass Association (NGA), as Belron Technical's standards
ANSI is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the standards-making
process in various industries. Both the industry's replacement and
repair standards, the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS)
and the Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS), both were
developed using ANSI guidelines and are continually updated using
the ANSI process.
McKim told glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine the company
hasn't yet pinpointed what type of standards it will be developing.
"They haven't gotten that far," she said. "They're
just beginning talks about different things. Belron's a very big
company and they've got to go through a lot of hoops for this type
ANSI's process requires public disclosure and an open comment period
for the public to voice any opinions they might have about such
comments. Those with comments should send them to McKim via phone
at 717/932-5834 or by e-mail to email@example.com
by March 8, 2010, with a copy to ANSI's recording secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At press time, calls to ANSI for comment had not been returned.
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