Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC Debuts New Certification Test Provider
Auto Glass Safety CouncilThe Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has a new certification test provider, test.com. The new provider will provide several benefits to certified technicians and those wishing to become certified, according to AGSC certifications director Vinny Lamarco. Among these are multiple opportunities for a technician to attempt to pass the exam for the same low fee.
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AGSC Committees to Meet in Irvine, Calif.
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold several committee meetings this March in Irvine, Calif., at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center. Both the AGSC Education/Credentialing and Marketing Committees will meet on Wednesday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The AGSC Standards Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 18.
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On the Blogs

Auto Glass Safety CouncilBob Beranek

Déjà Vu All Over Again
“One of the advantages of maturity is the ability to see how things progress over a period of time. In this case, I am referring to the desire of carmakers to own the copyrights on the parts and built-in technologies in and on their vehicles. The latest move towards this end is demonstrated in the Honda Service News Article A14100D. In this article, Honda says that safety systems built into the vehicle may work ‘abnormally … or not at all’ if an aftermarket windshield is used to replace the original. This is just another in a series of actions taken by vehicle manufacturers to try to control their intellectual property and copyrights.” –Bob Beranek
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People News

David Rohlfing

Rohlfing Joins Club Assist
David Rohlfing, vice president of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC), recently joined Club Assist’s North American team as vice president of commercial development. In his new role, Rohlfing will work with Club Assist general managers to analyze current operational and logistics processes to identify areas for improvement; develop a business strategy for long-term growth and development; and serve as part of the company’s North American management board.
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Jean Pero
Mygrant’s Jean Pero Retires
Jean Pero, sales manager for Mygrant Glass and long-time Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) board member, retired on December 31. “In retirement, I plan to spend more time with my grandchildren and husband, travel a little more and judge more dog shows,” said Pero in a letter sent to customers in December.
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Training News

California Training Opportunity Less Than Two Months Away
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold its first free training opportunity for technicians in less than two months in Irvine, Calif. The training opportunity will include auto glass technician and accreditation testing.
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Business News

Houston Requires Licensing for AGRR Companies
Automotive repair facilities, including automotive glass repair and replacement companies, are required to be licensed in the city of Houston. Even if a company is based outside Houston, if its representatives enter the city to do work, they must be licensed, according to Lieutenant Dana Hitzman of the Houston Police Department.
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Safety News

NHTSA Launches Free VIN Look Up for Recalls
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a free online VIN search tool to look up recalls.
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Calling All Souls: Kia Recalling 96,000 Souls with Sunroofs
Kia Souls have taken the streets by storm in recent years, but they’re about to take a temporary pit stop. Kia Motors America is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Kia Soul vehicles manufactured January 8, 2009, to October 2, 2013, equipped with a sunroof.
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Rosekind’s First Move: NHTSA Fines Honda $70 Million
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted an investigation into Honda and fined the company $70 million, or two $35 million civil penalties, for “failing to report deaths, injuries and certain warranty claims to the federal government in violation of the TREAD Act.” The news comes shortly on the heels of Mark Rosekind being confirmed by Congress as the new NHSTA administrator.
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VW Recalls Certain Beetle Models over Potential Panoramic Sunroof Issue
Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Beetle vehicles manufactured June 13, 2013, to July 3, 2014, reporting that “the glass sunroofs in the affected vehicles may break when the vehicles are operated over a hard road surface or strike a pothole.”
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Auto Glass Safety Council
385 Garrisonville Rd., Suite 116
Stafford, VA 22554
540/720-7484 (P)
540/720-3470 (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

 

Auto Glass Safety Council

Events

March 18, 2015
AGSC Commitee Meetings
Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
Irvine, Calif.
www.agsc.org

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.
http://www.agsc.org/Irvine

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.
http://www.agsc.org/newyork/

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.
http://www.agsc.org/newyork/

 

 


 

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