Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGRSS™ Standards Committee Forms ADAS Subcommittee
The AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee recently voted to form a subcommittee to focus on the topic of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

New Video Created to Educate Insurers, Consumers about AGSC
The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Marketing Committee has created a new video aimed at teaching consumers and insurers about the AGSC. The video provides a history of the AGSC along with a detailed look at why proper windshield installations are crucial. It also explains the importance of utilizing AGSC Registered Member Companies and provides an overview of the third-party validation program in which Registered Member Companies agree to participate.

AGSC Releases First-Ever Member Directory
Auto Glass Safety CouncilThe Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has published its first-ever annual membership directory. The 175-page directory includes a brief history of the AGSC; information about its mission; a listing of its board of directors and all committee chairs; a listing of all AGSC Registered Membered Companies, both in alphabetical order and by state and zip code; a listing of all AGSC associate members; a list of all AGSC Registered Training Programs; and a copy of the ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS™ 003-2015 Standard.

On the Blogs

Auto Glass Safety CouncilBob Beranek

Primerless Urethanes
“As I was reading a recent post on the™/AGRR™ magazine Forum, I was drawn to a discussion about primerless urethanes. I believe that primerless urethane has a place in the automotive glass technician’s truck or tool box, but as a trainer I don’t typically recommend it as an everyday urethane in the field. Why? Because a primerless urethane requires perfect cleaning and prepping of the glass, and conditions may not always allow for perfection.” –Bob Beranek

Certification News

AGSC to Hold Training Program in Seattle in June
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a training and accreditation program in suburban Seattle this June. The course will be held on Thursday, June 2, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash.

Welcome These Certified Master Auto Glass Technicians
Auto Glass Safety CouncilA number of auto glass technicians passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Certified Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the month of March. The exam is an online test consisting of 50 multiple choice questions. Those who apply to become Accredited Master Auto Glass Technicians must have experience and knowledge in: OSHA-required employee safety regulations; conducting all installations according to the current ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS™ Standard; intermediate-level automotive electrical testing and troubleshooting procedures and equipment; OEM sunroof repair and replacement techniques; advanced wind noise and water leak diagnosis and repair; and current standards and regulations that apply to the auto glass industry.

Member News

Auto Glass Safety CouncilAGSC Offers Customizable Insurance Newsletter
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is now offering its insurance newsletter in a customizable format for its Registered Member Companies to download and distribute to their insurance contacts. The newsletter includes a spot for AGSC Registered Member Companies to add their own company information within a PDF and then either email out or distribute in a printed format.

AGSC Registered Member Company Named Finalist for the Arizona BBB Torch Award
Anytime Auto Glass, a Mesa, Ariz.-based AGSC Registered Member Company, is one of three finalists for the Arizona Better Business Bureau Torch Award for companies 11-20 people in size. At five years old, the company was the youngest to be named a finalist this year in its class.

Event News

Mark Your Calendar for the 2016 AGSC Member Meeting
Auto Glass Safety CouncilThe Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold its 2016 annual member meeting on Tuesday, October 4, in San Antonio, Texas, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. The meeting will be held the day before Auto Glass Week™, October 5-7, kicks off. Auto Glass Week will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, all located right on the city’s beautiful Riverwalk.

Auto Glass Week™ Competitions Return for 2016
The Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman (WRO) both will return for Auto Glass Week™ 2016. The exhibition is set to be held October 5-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and will include educational seminars, an exhibition hall, an all-new Closing Awards Concert and Party, as well as the attendee-favorite competitions.

People News

AGSC’s LaMarco Runs Boston Marathon
Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) certifications director Vinny LaMarco recently ran and completed the 120th annual Boston Marathon in Boston, Mass., on Monday, April 18.

Safety News

IIHS Tests 31 Midsize Cars, Only One Headlight System Receives “Good” Rating
If one of your customers complain of visibility issues at nighttime, it is most likely not the windshield, it could be the headlights. This is according to new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

U.S. Auto Safety Agency Seeks Details of Google Self-Driving Crash
The top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday the agency is seeking additional details of a recent crash of an Alphabet Inc. Google self-driving car in California.

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Auto Glass Safety Council


June 2, 2016
AGSC Technician Training
(Training runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with exam from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Bellevue, Wash.
(suburban Seattle)

October 4, 2016
AGSC Annual Member Meeting
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas

October 7, 2016
AGSC Technician Training
(Training runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with exam from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas

October 5-7, 2016
Auto Glass Week™
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas

October 2016
AGSC Technician Certification Training
Stafford, Va.

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