Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC to Hold Half-Day Conference for Registered Member Companies
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ will hold a special half-day meeting for all representatives of its Registered Member Companies on Tuesday, October 7, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Md.

Learn How to Become More Involved with the AGSC
Auto Glass Safety CouncilThe Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) includes a number of committees that work on its numerous programs, the development of the Standard itself, and more. Industry representatives who wish to become more involved are encouraged and welcome to join in the AGSC’s work.

Inside AGSC

Kathy Bimber

Applying to Become an AGSC Registered Member Company
"Applying to become an Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Registered Member company may seem like an overwhelming task based on the application documents, but it really is not. One of the biggest issues I see with companies seeking AGSC registration is that some submit incomplete applications.  The documents that must be completed in order to become an AGSC Registered Member company are the Application to Become a Registered Member Company; Attachment B-Declaration of Standard Conformance; and the deliverable documents." -Kathy Bimber

Event News

Auto Glass Week™ 2014: Three Full Days Dedicated to the Industry
The benefits are endless for those who choose to attend Auto Glass Week™ October 7-9 at the Baltimore Convention Center and Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Md. Not only will attendees be able to network with top-notch sponsors on the extensive Exhibition/Extravaganza trade show floor, but they also will get the opportunity to learn from a distinguished panel of speakers scheduled to present during the educational seminar line-up.

AGSC Aims to Increase Number of Certified Techs with Regional Training Courses
Auto Glass Safety CouncilThe Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) held a free regional training course in April in Texas, and now has another scheduled for this October in Baltimore, to be held as part of Auto Glass Week™. Standards committee chair and industry expert Bob Beranek, president of Automotive Glass Consultants in Sun Prairie, Wis., is teaching the courses. “We felt that if we could help the technicians pass the certification exam it would help the industry in two ways,” says Beranek.

Safety News

ROLAGS™ Standard Revised; Now Will Require Thermal Cycling Test on Resin
The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) recently submitted a newly updated Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard™ (ROLAGS) to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and ANSI has approved it.

Kia Sorento

NHTSA Upgrades Kia Sorento Investigation over Claims of Sunroof Breakage
The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration has upgraded its investigation into 2011-2013 Kia Sorentos for possible “sunroof implosion” by opening an “engineering analysis.” The NHTSA Office of Defect Investigation (ODI) has now received 26 complaints on sunroof breakage, up from 15 previously reported when the initial investigation was opened in October 2013.

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Certification Information
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Membership Information
Kathy Bimber
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Auto Glass Safety Council


October 7
AGSC Membership Meeting
and Conference

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore, Md..

October 9
AGSC Technician Training

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Md.

October 7-9
Auto Glass Week™
Baltimore Convention Center and Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore, Md.

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