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In the application, submitted on January 28, Belron Technical writes, "The [NGA] has recently withdrawn from the auto glass industry and has offered Belron Technical the opportunity to take over and continue its standards work."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 HERE for related story.)

"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 the future."

Attempts to reach Belron Technical officials regarding the application have been unsuccessful.

CLICK HERE for full text of statement from NGA.

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