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AGSC Founder’s Wife Passes Away

Ruby Jean Jolliff, the wife of one of the Auto Glass Safety Council’s founders, Carl Jolliff, passed away from COVID-19 November 14, 2020 at Ozarks Medical Center. She was 83 years old. She was born on December 22, 1936, in … Continue reading

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AGSC Announces New Meeting Dates

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has rescheduled its meetings originally scheduled for September. The meetings have been moved to the week of January 11, 2021 in Orlando, Fla. All AGSC and NWRD meetings scheduled for September, including the AGRSS … Continue reading

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Connecticut Auto Glass Bill Doesn’t Make it Out of 2020 Session

The auto glass legislation introduced earlier this year has failed to make it out of Connecticut’s 2020 session. The House Bill, also known as HB 5294, looked to “establish an auto glass temporary license to allow auto glass companies doing … Continue reading

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AGSC Issues Recalibration Guidance

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) has recently released a checklist for use with vehicles that require an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) recalibration after having an auto glass replacement. “Proper calibration of the ADAS system in a vehicle after … Continue reading

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AGSC, NWRD Postpone Spring Meetings Including AGRSS and ROLAGS 2 Meetings

The Board of Directors for the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is postponing the Auto Glass Safety Council 2020 Spring Meetings, citing concerns over the current outbreak of the coronavirus. As a result, the event will not take place as … Continue reading

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Associations Speak Out On Connecticut Auto Glass Bill

Associations and businesses have begun to speak out – in both opposition and support – of a new piece of auto glass legislation introduced in Connecticut’s General Assembly. The bill, also known as HB 5294, looks to “establish an auto … Continue reading

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Chapman Luxury Imports of Tucson LLC Becomes AGSC Registered Member Company

Chapman Luxury Imports of Tucson LLC of Tucson, Ariz., has joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming an accredited Registered Member Company of the prestigious Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). “By becoming a member, Chapman Luxury Imports … Continue reading

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AGSC ADAS Recalibration Event – A Big Hit

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) hosted an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) recalibration event this week at Sullivan Tire and Auto Service, located in North Attleborough, Mass., of which attendees said was a hit. Roughly 35 people were attendance … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ to Host ADAS Recalibration Educational Event

Auto Glass Safety Council to Host ADAS Recalibration Educational Event for New England Region Members and Potential Members Welcome Please join the Auto Glass Safety Council™ and presenter Jonathan Dickerman at this informative session about Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) … Continue reading

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1st Pane Glass Becomes AGSC Registered Member Company

1st Pane Glass of Rock Hill, S.C., has joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming an accredited Registered Member Company of the prestigious Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). “By becoming a member, 1st Pane Glass demonstrates its … Continue reading

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ADAS Committee Discusses Creation of Calibration Best Practices

Members of the Auto Glass Safety Council’s (AGSC) ADAS Committee met yesterday in Indianapolis during Auto Glass Week. The main topic of discussion was the possible creation of a program designed to help educate its members on ADAS and calibrations. … Continue reading

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AGSC to Update Repair Standard

The National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) has announced the formation of a new ANSI committee to develop a standard for windshield repair. The standard will be the successor to the Repair of Laminated … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ to Hold Sample Audit at Auto Glass Week™ 2019

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a sample “mock” AGSC audit Thursday, September 5, during Auto Glass Week™ in Indianapolis. It will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the show floor in the Auto Glass … Continue reading

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Plan to Attend Auto Glass Week™ 2019 – Registration Now Open!

Online registration for Auto Glass Week™ 2019 is now open! The international event will take place September 4-6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Auto Glass Week is designed for the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass … Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass Buys Glasspro

Safelite has purchased another regional powerhouse; Glasspro of North Charleston SC, an 11 – location AGRR company owned by Paul Heinauer. The transaction was completed at the close of business January 4, 2019, according to the company. “I’ve always been … Continue reading

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AGSC and NWRA to Consolidate

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) will consolidate into one organization, effective January 1, 2019. Though technically not a merger, NWRA will dissolve and its membership, standards and work products will be welcomed … Continue reading

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Revised AGRSS Standard Approved by ANSI

There’s an updated Standard in town. The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) AGRSS™ Standards Committee recently approved a revision to ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 003-2015, denoted as DRAFT ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 004-2018 has been approved by ANSI. After a public comment period, those changes have … Continue reading

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Excitement at Every Turn on Day 1

Auto glass professionals began their journey through Auto Glass Week™ on the first day of the conference today. Guests and participants could take advantage of seminars and added programs like Morning Coffee with Carl Tompkins. Morning Coffee with Carl Tompkins … Continue reading

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ADAS at Top of Mind: AGSC Committees Meet

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) was front and center at the committee meetings of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) in San Antonio yesterday. AGSC’s meetings began yesterday and continue today in advance of Auto Glass Week, which starts tomorrow. AGSC’s … Continue reading

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AGSC and NWRA Certified Technicians Save Big on Competition Registrations

Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) Certified technicians, as well as National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) Certified Technicians will receive special discounted rates when they sign up for the Auto Glass Week™ Auto Glass Replacement and Repair Technician Competitions. AGSC Certified … Continue reading

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AGSC to Hold Networking Event in Massachusetts Later This Month

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a networking event in South Attleboro, Mass., on April 25. The event, which will be held at AAA South Attleboro, is open to current and prospective members. AGSC plans to share its … Continue reading

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Novus Glass of Wrens Becomes AGSC Registered Member Company

Novus Glass of Wrens, Ga., has joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming an accredited Registered Member Company of the prestigious Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). “By becoming a member, Novus Glass of Wrens demonstrates its commitment … Continue reading

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Novus Glass of Roseburg Becomes AGSC Registered Member Company

Novus Glass of Roseburg, Ore., has joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming an accredited Registered Member Company of the prestigious Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). “By becoming a member, Novus Glass of Roseburg demonstrates its commitment … Continue reading

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Register Online Now for Auto Glass Week™ 2018

Online registration for Auto Glass Week™ 2018 is now open. The international original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement event will be held September 27-29, 2018, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Groups Meet in San Diego

The boards and committees of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) are holding their Spring meetings in San Diego this week. AGSC’s Education Committee met on Monday and continued with its update of … Continue reading

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Eric’s Windshield Repairs & Replacement Passes Audit by Auto Glass Safety Council™

Eric’s Windshield Repairs & Replacement of Rosedale, N.Y., recently passed as compliant on an on-site random safety audit by the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) by undergoing a third-party validation process required by all Registered Members of the AGSC.

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Auto Glass Week™ Tackles ADAS

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are changing the game for those repairing and replacing auto glass. At Auto Glass Week, the industry got together to answer some of the big questions concerning ADAS recalibration. The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Automotive … Continue reading

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AGSC and NWRA Honor Industry Veterans

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) both honored longtime industry leaders with awards this morning during Auto Glass Week™ in West Palm Beach, Fla. AGSC honored Paul Heinauer, president of Glasspro Inc., with … Continue reading

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Association Committees Meet at Auto Glass Week™ ‘17

Auto Glass Week ‘17 opens tomorrow in West Palm Beach, Fla., for all—except the committee members of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) who have been meeting there since Monday. Yesterday, the AGSC Education Committee met and spent the day … Continue reading

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Certified Glass Alliance Looks to Help Independents Compete Against Larger Corporations

“Consumers are under the assumption that all the [auto glass] shops are operating to the best standards,” says Terry Dennis, owner of Auto Glass Masters in Three Rivers, Mich. “We have to be willing to change our industry to be … Continue reading

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AGSC Now Has Locations in All 50 States

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) now has Registered Member Company locations in all 50 states. Registered Member Companies agree to complete all installations in accordance with the ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS™ Standard. They also must demonstrate their ability and willingness to complete … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Names Faculty for Its First-Ever ADAS Summit

The first-ever Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Summit will take place 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4. The faculty is hand selected from top experts in the field. The ADAS Summit will detail all the aspects auto … Continue reading

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Explore Your Travel Options for Auto Glass Week™ 2017

As you prepare for Auto Glass Week™ 2017 in West Palm Beach, Fla., keep in mind there are a variety of ways to reach your destination. For some, flying directly to West Palm Beach is the best option. However, when … Continue reading

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AGSC Offering On Site Registration for Certification Training in Long Island Today and Tomrrow

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is offering on-site registration, both today and tomorrow, for its regional training and accreditation program in Long Island, N.Y. The training course and certification exam will be offered twice, once on Thursday, March 30, … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council to Offer Training and Certification Program at GENE ’17

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will be holding an auto glass technician training course and certification program at the GENE ’17 in Long Island, N.Y. Attendees can select between two events being offered, one on Thursday, March 30, or … Continue reading

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ADAS Standards Language Proposed by Committee

The AGSC AGRSS Standard may be changing.

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Industry Members Honored and AGW in Full Swing

Two industry members were honored with awards as Auto Glass Week is now in full swing. Today’s video takes a look at those award winners, the seminars, the David Robinson keynote—and of course the competitions. Suppliers were also on hand … Continue reading

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AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee Addresses ADAS Issue

The challenges presented to the automotive glass industry by the advent of Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)—not to mention the potential culture change—are being felt at nearly every aspect of Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio. Nowhere was that more … Continue reading

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AGSC, NWRA Present Annual Awards During Opening Session at Auto Glass Week™

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) recognized David Rohlfing today with its annual Carl F. Tompkins Award for Excellence in Auto Glass Safety, while the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) honored Keith Beveridge with its annual Pioneer Award. Both awards … Continue reading

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AGSC Holds Annual Membership Meeting in San Antonio

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) held its annual meeting on Tuesday, which featured a special appearance by insurance agent Jon Fransway. Fransway has worked as a safety advocate in the AGRR industry since his sister’s death in 1999 due … Continue reading

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AGSC to Offer Training in Virginia in December

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a regional training and accreditation program in Stafford, Va., in December. The training course and certification exam will be offered twice, once on Wednesday, December 14, and again on Thursday, December 15, at AGSC headquarters.

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AGSC™ Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has published its latest e-newsletter.

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IIHS Briefs Auto Glass Safety Council™

Auto Glass Safety Council™ board members spent Wednesday, August 10, touring the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Ruckersville, Va. Board members also met with IIHS officials concerning a number of safety studies that are ongoing at the independent, nonprofit organization. IIHS is funded by the major automotive insurers and is dedicated to reducing the losses—deaths, injuries and property damage—from crashes on the nation’s roads.

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AGSC Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has published its latest e-newsletter.

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AGSC Releases May E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has released its May e-newsletter.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Educating the Consumer

“Last week’s blog was based on feedback about my post ‘Setting the Standard for Safe Automotive Glass Installations.’ I discussed the ease of entering the AGRR industry and the ramifications.” —Bob Beranek

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AGSC™ Publishes Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council has published its latest e-newsletter.

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AGSC, NWRA and Their Committees Meet in Florida

A number of industry groups met in Orlando, Fla., late last week at mid-year Board of Directors and Committee Meetings. The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) and the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) each held meetings with full agendas. NWRA’s … Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Setting the Standard for Safe Automotive Glass Installations

“I have been in contact with two different glass shop owners recently who both asked me the same two-part question. Why are there so many bad automotive glass shops and technicians in our industry and how can we stop their dangerous and callous actions?”—Bob Beranek

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TODAY’S BLOG: AGSC™ Retreat

“Next week I will be heading for the winter committee meetings of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). This year it will be held in Orlando, Fla., where the warm and sunny weather will be greatly appreciated. Although I rarely have time to get out and enjoy the climate, it is still nice to be away from frigid Wisconsin for a short while.” —Bob Beranek

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AGSC, NWRA Hold Meetings as Prelude to Auto Glass Week™

Two of the auto glass industry’s leading organizations, the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA), held committee and board meetings Monday and Tuesday in Reno, Nev., where the industry is preparing to gather later … Continue reading

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ANSI Committees Slated to Meet at Auto Glass Week™: Including Windshield Quality, Other

A number of ANSI committee meetings will be held just prior to Auto Glass Week™ 2015 on September 28 to 29, 2015. One of these meetings will address the development of a new American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard that relates to the identification in quality differences of windshields.

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Auto Glass Safety Council Publishes Latest E-Newsletter

The latest Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC™) e-newsletter is now available.

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A Live Show Demo Not to Be Missed at Auto Glass Week™ 2015

The evolution of Ford’s F-150 has been chronicled in news nationwide such as The Washington Post in recent days. Join us at this year’s Auto Glass Week™ and watch a full installation of every piece of glass on this groundbreaking … Continue reading

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Free Casino Play for Auto Glass Week™ Attendees

Auto Glass Week™, managed by AGRR™ magazine and co-sponsored by the magazine, Auto Glass Safety Council™, Independent Glass Association, National Glass Association and National Windshield Repair Association, will be held September 30 – October 2 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center … Continue reading

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AGSC Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council has published its latest e-newsletter.

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AGSC Publishes Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ has published its March e-newsletter.

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Equalizer Announces the Approval of Four AGSC™ Continuing Education Courses

Automotive glass professionals who are interested in completing continuing education to maintain their Auto Glass Safety Council™ technician certification now have access to four brand-new AGSC™-approved CE courses from Equalizer available in both English and Spanish.

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Associations, Committees Meet in California

The boards and committees of the both the Auto Glass Safety Council and the National Windshield Repair Association are meeting today at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in California.

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Dow Automotive First to Offer AGSC Recertification CE Credits

The Dow Automotive Fixed Glass Training Program is now available for AGRR technicians seeking Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC™) Technician Re-Accreditation.

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AGSC Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The Automotive Glass Safety Council has released its most recent e-newsletter.

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Auto Glass Week™ Breaks All Records

A packed crowd of AGRR technicians and company owners descended on Baltimore for the Pilkington Auto Glass Technician Olympics’ finals on Thursday as the Auto Glass Week™ 2014 came to an end. For a list of the winners, click here. And education continued to take center stage. A hot topic at this year’s event was a look at the new and expanding world of autonomous driving vehicles. AGRR owners wanted to know just how these changes could impact their businesses.

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Association Board Members Offer Brief Look into New AGRR Standards

Bob Beranek, chair of the Auto Glass Safety Council’s AGRSS Standards Committee, and Keith Beveridge, chair of the ROLAGS Committee, offered Auto Glass Week attendees a quick look into two of North America’s major automotive glass standards.

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Two Honored Today at Auto Glass Week™

During the opening session at Auto Glass Week™ today in Baltimore, David Rohlfing, vice president of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC), honored two long-time industry veterans with awards. Jean Pero, sales manager for Mygrant Glass, received the Carl F. … Continue reading

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NWRA Board, ROLAGS™ Committee Meet as Auto Glass Week™ 2014 Begins

While sponsors rushed to the Baltimore Convention Center to set up their booths, Auto Glass Week™ began with association meetings, including a meeting of the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) board of directors. One of the key topics up for … Continue reading

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David Rohlfing Joins Consulting Collaborative as Managing Principal

David Rohlfing has joined Consulting Collaborative as the managing principal of the Midwest office in Chicago. His business experience spans more than three decades ranging from managing his own company to ultimately merging it with a division of a Fortune 200 public company to holding executive and board positions in private, public and non-profit organizations, according to company officials.

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Auto Glass Safety Council E-Newsletter Now Available

The Auto Glass Safety Council has published its latest e-newsletter.

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AGSC to Offer Free Accreditation Training and Testing in Irvine, Calif.

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will host an automotive glass technician training and testing opportunity in Irvine, Calif., next March. The training is free to technicians who work for AGSC Registered Member Companies and available to non-Registered Member Companies at a small charge. It will be held at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center.

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ E-Newsletter Now Available

The Auto Glass Safety Council’s latest e-newsletter is now available

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ E-Newsletter Now Available

The Auto Glass Safety Council’s latest e-newsletter is now available and can be found here.

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Free AGSC Accreditation Training and Testing in Texas

Are you an automotive glass technician looking to become an accredited professional? If so, automotive glass technicians who seek to become Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Accredited Automotive Glass Technicians can now sign-up for a training and accreditation program being offered in San Antonio, Texas.

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AGSC Names New Board Member

Peter Brown, owner of Tiny & Sons Auto Glass in North Pembroke, Mass., has been elected as a new member of the board of directors of the Auto Glass Safety Council.

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AGSC, NWRA Meet in Florida

The boards and committees of the both the Auto Glass Safety Council and the National Windshield Repair Association met in a sunny but cold Florida this week. The boards of directors of each group held strategic planning sessions as well as regular board meetings.

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Organizations Consolidate Auto Glass Technician Certification Programs into One

The Auto Glass Safety Council, the Independent Glass Association and the National Windshield Repair Association have signed an agreement consolidating the industry’s technician certification program into one each for repair and one for replacement.

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Two Long-Time Industry Members Honored at Auto Glass Week

Dave Taylor, formerly of Cindy Rowe Auto Glass in Harrisburg, Pa., was honored by the National Windshield Repair Association, while William “Bill” Ives, long-time counsel for the Auto Glass Safety Council&trade, was honored by this organization in a special presentation … Continue reading

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