Auto Glass Safety Council™
August 2018 Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC to Offer Complimentary Training and Certification Program at Auto Glass Week™
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a technician certification training course at Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio, Texas, in September.
The course will be held on September 29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The training class will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the exam will be given at 2 p.m.
The session includes a three-hour training course, along with time to take the certification exam. It will be led by Bob Beranek, owner of Automotive Glass Consultants and chair of the AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee.
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What Does Harmonization Mean?
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is in the final stretch of the harmonization of its Registered Member Company program and its Certified Auto Glass Technician program. The programs will be joined together by the end of December 2018. What does this mean for members?
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On the Blogs

Penny Ouellette

The Heat of the Moment
"While the summer’s heat can certainly take a toll on people, it is important to remember that it can also be harmful to the materials used for auto glass installation. Locations’ storage of these materials is one of the topics covered during an AGRSS™ audit.
The AGRSS™ Standard says “6.2 Products must be stored and controlled according to manufacturers' requirements as provided directly or through a private labeler.” These required storage conditions may vary by manufacturer, by product, and by the length of time the product is to be stored. It is important for each location to know what is required for these products to remain effective." -Penny Ouellette
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Event News

Don’t Forget the 2018 AGSC Member Meeting
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ will hold its annual member meeting on Wednesday, September 26, in San Antonio, Texas, just before Auto Glass Week™ gets underway.
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Certification News

Welcome This Master Auto Glass Technicians
One auto glass technician passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the month of July. The exam is an online test consisting of 70 multiple choice questions. Those who apply to become 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.
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Master Technician Spotlight: Matt Anderson, Novus Auto Glass, Spokane, Wash.
Matt Anderson of Novus Auto Glass in Spokane, Wash., recently passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam. Anderson has been in the auto glass industry since 1997.
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Master Technician Spotlight: Gary Blair, Horizon Auto Glass and Tint, Albuquerque, N.M.
Gary Blair of Horizon Auto Glass and Tint in Albuquerque, N.M., recently passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam. He has been in the industry for 25 years.“I started my first stint back in New York, working for Hometown Auto Glass,” he says.
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Master Technician Spotlight: Jordan Lewis, Heckman Glass Masters, El Cajon, Calif.
Jordan Lewis of Heckman Glass Masters in El Cajon, Calif., recently passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam. He has been in the industry for 15 years. “I started to join our family business,” he says. “I pursued my Master certification to differentiate myself from the majority of auto glass technicians that have a lack of training or flat out just don’t care about doing work properly and safely.”
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Master Technician Spotlight: Rod Williams, Horizon Auto Glass and Tint, Albuquerque, N.M.
Rod Williams of Horizon Auto Glass and Tint in Albuquerque, N.M., recently passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam.
Williams has been in the industry for nearly 30 years.
“I was hired by one of the industry leaders, Barry Lintner of Lloyd’s Glass in Pensacola, Fla.,” says Williams. “I’m originally from California and have been certified at all levels including the Master level as an employee of Harmon Auto Glass in the 1990s.”
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Briefly ...

Looking Ahead
The offices of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will be closed December 21 through January 2 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. We will re-open on Thursday, January 3.

Update Your Records: New AGSC Mailing Address
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) moved last year. Please be sure to update your records with our new mailing address: 20 PGA Drive, Suite 201, Stafford, VA 22554. The phone and fax numbers will remain the same. “Our forwarding order with the post office has expired,” says AGSC director of operations Kathy Bimber. “It is important to use the right address.”

Auto Glass Safety Council
20 PGA Drive, Suite 201
Stafford, VA 22554
540/720-7484 (P)
540/720-5687 (F)
info@agsc.org

Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
vlamarco@agsc.org
540/720-7484, ext. 136

Membership Information
Kathy Bimber
kbimber@agsc.org
540/720-7484,ext. 137

Events

September 25, 2018
AGSC Education
Committee Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/events/

September 25, 2018
AGSC Marketing
Committee Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/events/

September 25, 2018
AGSC ADAS
Committee Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/events/

September 26, 2018
AGSC AGRSS™ Standards
Committee Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/events/

September 26, 2018
AGSC Member Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/meeting/

September 26, 2018
AGSC Insurers' CEU Forum

Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/insuranceday/

September 27-29, 2018
Auto Glass Week™
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
www.autoglassweek.com

September 29, 2018
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/sanantonio/

November 9, 2018
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.
https://agsc.org/indiana/

January 25, 2019
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center
Aurora, Colo.
https://agsc.org/colorado/

March 28, 2019
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Long Island Marriott
Long Island, N.Y.
https://www.agsc.org/newyork/

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