Ralph Nader to Deliver Keynote Speech at AGRSS Conference

Noted automotive safety advocate Ralph Nader will be the keynote speaker at the first-ever Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) Council Conference that will beheld October 16-17, 2005 at the Rio All Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. Nader will discuss automotive safety and how it relates to AGRSS.

He is the author of the book Unsafe at Any Speed. The book, published in 1965, is an expose of alleged disregard carmakers held for consumer safety. The book sparked Senate hearings and resulted in the establishment of motor vehicle safety laws.

Nader has been actively involved in automotive safety issues for nearly 40 years; in addition to having helped shape motor vehicle safety laws, he also was instrumental in facilitating the recall of defective motor vehicles over the years. His original research organization, the Center for Study of Responsive Law, headquartered in Washington, D.C., has produced reports on subjects such as Interstate Commerce Commission, corporate welfare and government procurement, and other groups such as the Disability Rights Center and Congressional Accountability Project have taken their lead from him.

Nader will open the Conference on Sunday, October 16 at 9 a.m. All conference participants are invited to hear him speak.

The AGRSS conference is open to everyone involved with auto glass, insurance or related industries. As a bonus, participants at the AGRSS conference can attend the separate Auto Glass Technician Olympics, to be held Monday, October 17, after the AGRSS Conference ends, at no charge. The Olympics is not affiliated with AGRSS, but organizers are extending free registration to AGRSS conference participants as a courtesy.

AGRSS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe replacement of auto glass. AGRSS™ was founded and is supported by companies in the auto glass replacement industry that keep safe installation as their primary goal.

The AGRSS™ Council is an accredited American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-standards development organization. It has developed the North America's only auto glass replacement standard, the AGRSS™ standard (ANSI/AGRSS™ 002-2002 Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard). The AGRSS™ Standard addresses procedures, education and product performance.

For more information about the AGRSS Council, visit www.agrss.com.

For more information about and to register for the AGRSS Conference, visit www.agrss.com/conference.php

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