Platinum Sponsors Named for the AGTO and WRO
April 3, 2013
NordGlass has signed on as the top sponsor for the Auto Glass Technician
Olympics and GlasWeld will serve in the same capacity for the Windshield
Repair Olympics in Honor of Walt Gorman, which are a part of this
year's Auto Glass Week.
The NordGlass Auto Glass Technician Olympics will be held September
19-20, while the the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Olympics in Honor
of Walt Gorman will be held September 18-19 at the Tampa Convention
Platinum sponsor NordGlass
has two plants located in Koszalin and Slupsk, Poland, where the
company produces glass panes for more than 1,200 of the most popular
types of vehicles in Europe.
For more than 30 years, Bend, Ore., based GlasWeld
has been a leader in providing glass repair solutions for both the
flat glass and automotive industry.
Now in its eighth year, the NordGlass Auto Glass Technician Olympics
provides the opportunity for technicians from around the world to
compete to replace a damaged windshield. Industry veterans judge
the competitors' replacements as well as their procedures, safety,
cleanliness and customer interaction.
It is also a chance to learn from other professionals, execute
safe, quality installations, pick up innovative techniques and,
of course, compete for the chance to hold the title of "World's
Best Auto Glass Technician."
The first-place winner will receive $10,000, a gold medal and trophy,
as well as bragging rights as the "World's Best Auto Glass
Technician." Second place will receive $1,000 as well as a
silver medal, and third place will receive $500 and a bronze medal.
Also entering its eighth year, the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Olympics
is an opportunity for technicians from around the world to compete
to repair a chip in a vehicle's windshield. Industry veterans judge
the competitors' repairs as well as their procedures, safety, cleanliness
and customer interaction.
This event provides the opportunity for competitors to learn from
other professionals, execute safe, quality automotive glass repair,
pick up innovative techniques and, of course, compete for the chance
to hold the title of "World's Best Windshield Repair Technician."
Walt Gorman, an industry icon, was the owner of A-1 Windshield Doctor
in Seekonk, Mass., and an AGRR columnist. He shared
nearly 20 years of his life with the auto glass repair industry
until his death in 2006. Gorman also served on the National Windshield
Repair association board of directors for 10 years and was one of
the association's founders.
The deadline to register for both these events is open until July
8; however, slots for competitions are limited and available on
a first-come, first-served basis.
The champions for the events will be crowned at the Gala Awards
Reception and Ceremony on September 20.
For more information or to register for the events, visit http://autoglassweek.com.
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