Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC Marketing Committee Has Exciting Year Ahead
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) marketing committee has a number of projects in the works, according to committee chair Peter L. Brown, president of Tiny & Sons Auto Glass in Pembroke, Mass.

AGSC to Hold Winter Committee Meetings in Orlando
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a number of committee meetings February 10-11, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., at the Hyatt Orlando Airport.

On the Blogs

Auto Glass Safety CouncilKathy Bimber

Happy New Year!
"'Another year over, and a new one just begun' as John Lennon sang. 'But it is only the middle of December,' you say. Yes, it is but before you know it, it will be January 1, 2016. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? If so, what are they? Have you even begun to think about them? Will they be the same as last year’s because last year’s resolutions were never accomplished? I have a couple of those. What if you made it one of your New Year’s resolutions to promote your company’s commitment to safety and your Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Registered Member Company (RMC) membership? " -Kathy Bimber

Auto Glass Safety CouncilBob Beranek

Prepping a Windshield with a Rain Sensor
“I had an inquiry recently from one of our Auto Glass University graduates. His question reminded me that there are some common problems that technicians should address when prepping a windshield with a rain sensor. There are two types of rain sensor mountings. In one type the rain sensor is attached to a pre-applied lens, and the other is where the lens is part of the sensor and the unit uses an optically-clear pad to fill the gap between the lens and the glass surface.” –Bob Beranek

Member News

AGSC Offers Cold-Weather Advisory for Registered Members’ Use
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has a cold-weather advisory available for its members on the “Members Only” portion of its website. The cold-weather advisory is available for AGSC Registered Members to download, customize with their company’s information, and send to their local press.

Certification News

Welcome These Certified Master Auto Glass Technicians
A number of auto glass technicians passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Certified Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the month of November. 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.

Event News

Date Set for 2016 AGSC Member Meeting
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has announced that its 2016 annual member meeting will be held 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.

Technology News

Volvo Is Designing the Autonomous Car That Could Eliminate All Traffic Deaths
As usual, traffic was apocalyptic on the 10 Freeway. So I cued up the Master of None episode I didn’t finish the night before, pulled out the Greek yogurt I hadn’t had time to eat for breakfast, reclined my seat way back, and relaxed. I may have even dozed off as my vehicle steered its way towards Santa Monica.

Marketing News

This Marketing Idea Saves You Money and Spreads Holiday Cheer
What do you do with your windshield pallets? Jack’s Glass in Northampton, Pa., has come up with a holiday marketing strategy for those wooden crates that saves the company money while giving something back to customers, says Donna Braden, president.

Safety News

Highway Transportation Bill Rounds Out Safety Provisions for Auto, Freight
A sweeping transportation bill approved by the House on Thursday would put a new emphasis on freight corridors when designating highway funds and includes provisions sought by both industry and safety advocates to address auto, truck, bus, and railroad safety.

NHTSA to Include Automatic-Emergency Braking in 5-Star Review
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is updating its 5-Star Rating System to include automatic-emergency braking (AEB) in 2018.

Ford Owners Say Defective Tailgate Can Cause Backlite Damage
More than 30 Ford owners have filed a class action complaint against the automaker saying that potential cracking in the tailgate presents a safety issue that “could cause the window in the tailgate to drop out and hit/injure the operator or bystanders,” reads the court documents.

U.S. House Slashes Proposed Spending Increases for Auto Safety
Despite public outrage over deadly auto defects including faulty ignition switches and airbags inflators, the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to slash proposed spending increases for vehicle safety including defect investigations.

Briefly ...

New AGSC Mailing Address
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has a new address. Beginning December 30, the AGSC can be reached at 20 PGA Drive, Suite 201, Stafford, VA 22554. The phone and fax numbers will remain the same.

Happy Holidays!
The offices of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will be closed December 23 through January 3. We will re-open on Monday, January 4. We wish all of our members a very happy and safe holiday season.

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

Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
540/720-7484, ext. 136

Membership Information
Kathy Bimber
540/720-7484 ,ext. 137

Auto Glass Safety Council


February 10, 2016
AGSC Education Committee Meeting
(8 a.m. to noon)
Hyatt Orlando Airport
Orlando, Fla.

February 10, 2016
AGSC AGRSS Standards Committee Meeting

(1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Hyatt Orlando Airport
Orlando, Fla.

February 11, 2016
AGSC Marketing Committee Meeting

(8 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
Hyatt Orlando Airport
Orlando, Fla.

February 11, 2016
AGSC Board of Directors Meeting

(10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Hyatt Orlando Airport
Orlando, Fla.

October 4, 2016
AGSC Annual Member Meeting
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

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