NGA Refutes Belron Technical's ANSI Application,
Says It Is Inaccurate
February 19, 2010
The National Glass Association has issued an official statement
refuting some of the claims made in Belron Technical's application
made to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to become
an accredited standards developer and possibly take over as secretariat
of the Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS).
In the application, submitted on January 28, Belron Technical writes,
"The [NGA] has recently withdrawn from the auto glass industry
and has offered Belron Technical the opportunity to take over and
continue its standards work." (CLICK
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"The NGA is, and always has been, committed to serving the
auto glass industry," says NGA vice president David Walker
in the statement. "Though economic forces have conspired to
make some services too costly for us to provide, we continue to
invest heavily in our world-class auto glass training and certification
programs, and we remain actively engaged in many issues affecting
the auto glass segment of our industry."
He adds, "While we are currently not in the business of developing
standards, we have never foreclosed the prospect of doing so in
Attempts to reach Belron Technical officials regarding the application
have been unsuccessful.
for full text of statement from NGA.
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