NWRA Approved by ANSI as Standards Developer; Takes Over as Secretariat of ROLAGS
June 22, 2010

The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developer and has assumed the role of secretariat for the Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS), effective June 18.

The NWRA's immediate plans include verifying and updating the memberships of those who serve on the ROLAGS Committee and related sub-committees, and scheduling the group's first meeting under the new oversight, according to a statement from NWRA. (CLICK HERE for full text of press release.)

"I think the first thing we need to do is evaluate where we are and where we left off," said ROLAGS vice chair Keith Beveridge of Novus Glass during a recent interview with glassBYTEs.com™/AGRR magazine. "We haven't had a meeting in about a year, so the NWRA Board should talk about direction and where we want to quickly and decisively go, and try to figure out how to move the standard forward."

He added, "The standard is ready to be updated yet again."

NWRA president Mike Boyle of Glass Mechanix advised attendees during a recent ROLAGS Informational Session that one major goal for the standard will be marketing it to customers.

"There hasn't been a lot of traction with our customers and that's one of the things we're going to work on," said Boyle. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

The NWRA had joined ANSI as an organizational member in late February and had submitted its application to become an ANSI-accredited standards developer in early-March.

The National Glass Association previously had served as ROLAGS secretariat, but had announced earlier this year that it would be transferring this role. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

The two associations developed the original standard together and it was accepted as an ANSI Standard in June 2007. CLICK HERE for related story.

CLICK HERE for full text of statement from the NWRA.

CLICK HERE for more information about the ROLAGS Standard.

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