Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

New AGRSS Standard™ Approved by ANSI
A new version of the ANSI/AGRSS Standard, ANSI/AGRSS 003-2015, was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently.
The latest version of the Standard includes a number of changes, including a new scope, which describes the Standard as follows: “an automotive glass replacement safety standard addressing procedures, education and product performance for motor vehicles falling within the guidelines of FMVSS 212/208.” Among other changes, section 6.4 also has been revised to require that “the vehicle owner/operator shall be notified prior to and after the installation process of the minimum drive-away time under the circumstances of the replacement.”

Event News

Auto Glass Week™ 2015 to be Held in Reno in September
The dates and location for Auto Glass Week 2015 have been set. The event will be held September 30-October 2, 2015, in Reno, Nev. The setting for this year’s event will be the gorgeous five-star Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

On the Blogs

Auto Glass Safety CouncilBob Beranek

Ford Transit Recall
“I’d like to thank John McGee and my friends at Binswanger Glass for sending me a notice of recall from Ford Motor Co. about the 2014 Transit Cargo Van, assembled in Spain. The interesting thing about this vehicle is that the panel our industry is asked to help fix is not made of glass, but of polycarbonate. According to safety recall 14S26 issued by Ford on December 10, 2014: 'Some of the affected vehicles, which are equipped with sliding door plastic panels, may have improper bond strength between the plastic panels and the paint primer.'" —Bob Beranek

Out of Many, One
“This never happens to you because you own an auto glass shop. It happens to me all the time because I don’t.” –Debra Levy

Business News

Low Gas Helps Glass
Gas prices have plummeted to an average of $2.05 throughout the nation, according to AAA. In Arizona, Michigan and Minnesota, AGRR company owners report a gallon of gas is below $2. “There is a lot more traffic in the Phoenix area, which has helped business,” says Frank Thomas of Thomas Auto Glass.

Safety News

Administration Releases 2016 U.S. DOT Budget Proposal
The Obama administration has proposed a 2016 U.S. Department of Transportation Budget that increases highway funds by 29 percent to $317 billion. These funds would go toward repairs and road improvements, with particular attention paid to investments in “rural and tribal areas.” The plan also calls for $908 million, up from $830 million, to support the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Rosekind Seeks More Authority for NHTSA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration needs “increased authority” to carry out its mission, said Mark Rosekind, NHTSA’s new administer, a surprise keynote speaker added to the SAE 2015 Government-Industry Meeting Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

CES: Driverless Cars Are Coming; Ready or Not?
Automotive technology appears to be evolving at warp speed and the impact these advances will have on glass will be big. The vital relationship between technology and glass has never been more apparent than at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week where automakers and companies are launching driverless cars, a stream of gadgets to control your vehicle, haptic feedback dashboards and more. Here’s a look at some of the top news.

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March 18, 2015
AGSC Commitee Meetings

Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
Irvine, Calif.

March 21, 2015
AGSC Technician Training

(Training runs 8 a.m.-10 a.m., exam 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
Irvine, Calif.

April 23, 2015
AGSC Technician Training

(Training runs 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on April 23 with exam from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel
Long Island (Hauppauge), N.Y.

April 24, 2015
AGSC Technician Training

(Training runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with exam from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a repeat of the April 23 session. It is given twice.)
Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel
Long Island (Hauppauge), N.Y.

September 30-October 2, 2015
Auto Glass Week™

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Reno, Nev.

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