Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

Rhode Island Updates State Auto Glass Business Regulations; References AGSC
The state of Rhode Island recently revised the portion of its business regulations for those engaged in motor vehicle glass repair (section 161-RICR-300-5-3). The Rhode Island regulation references the AGRSS™ Standard and the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) in numerous points.
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Mark Your Calendar for Member Meeting
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold its 2017 annual member meeting on Tuesday, October 3, in West Palm Beach, Fla., from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The meeting will be held the day before Auto Glass Week™ 2017, October 4-6, kicks off. Auto Glass Week will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and Hilton West Palm Beach.
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On the Blogs

Bob Beranek
If You Want Better Quality Glass, Be Prepared to Speak Up
“Since I began in the auto glass industry, technicians have regularly complained of poor glass quality. I remember the DW725-26 Chrysler windshield that had a bend problem that reached unbelievable proportions. The edges and bottom could be placed dry and directly on the pinchweld and the top center had almost an inch gap off the pinchweld. That was a problem. I remember having to convince Volvo owners that their desire to have OE glass installed was a mistake, because OE didn’t fit. The glass was too small and the mouldings would not cover the gap between the glass edge and the pinchweld wall, causing the mouldings to rattle or blow off. I had to sell them on the Safeguard FW404 and OE clips to make it work.”
– Bob Beranek
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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 February. The exam is an online test consisting of 70 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.
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Registration Open for Florida and California Training Sessions
Registration is open for the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) upcoming regional training accreditation programs to be held in Irvine, Calif., in June and West Palm Beach, Fla., in October.
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Insurance News

AGSC to Hold CE Course for Insurers in Florida
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will offer a lunch-and-learn continuing education (CE) course for insurers on Tuesday afternoon, October 3, just before Auto Glass Week™ gets underway in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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Latest AGSC Insurers’ Newsletter Now Available
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has published its latest newsletter designed especially for insurance companies. The Winter Insurers’ Newsletter is available in a customizable format for its Registered Member Companies to download and distribute to their insurance contacts.
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Legislative News

California Enacts New Auto Glass Regulations
California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair recently adopted new windshield replacement regulations that went into effect on January 1, 2017.
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New York Anti-Steering Legislation Would Exempt Auto Glass Companies
A bill introduced in January 2017 to tighten anti-steering disclosure has passed the Assembly Insurance Committee in New York State. The bill by Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli proposes to amend the state’s insurance law to require disclosing that consumers have the right to choose to have their vehicle serviced in a particular shop. However, the bill explicitly states that these disclosures are required on all types of repair—except those solely involving auto glass.
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Technology News

Newscast: Emerging Technology in Automotive Glass
The Washington DC Auto Show displayed some of latest technology in the automotive market. From automated drivers assist systems to big, expansive sunroofs, here are a few advancements that are in store for the industry.
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Safety News

Porsche and Nissan Issue Recalls over Windshield and Airbag Issue
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association has issued two recall reports on defects on windshield bonding reported by Porsche and Nissan.
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Colorado Legislature’s Plan for Self-Driving Cars Explained
State leaders from CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock have been eager to see self-driving cars come to Colorado. State law, on the other hand, has been a bit more ambivalent.
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Pass It Along …
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) wants to ensure that its newsletter reaches as many readers as possible. We encourage AGSC Registered Member Companies to submit the email addresses of their store managers, technicians and others who should be receiving the monthly AGSC newsletter for important updates and information about the AGSC. Please send any additional email addresses to info@agsc.org to be added to our distribution list.

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

March 30-31, 2017
AGSC Technician Training
Hilton Long Island/
Huntington Hotel
Long Island, N.Y.
www.agsc.org/newyork/

June 2, 2017
AGSC Technician Training
Irvine Marriott
Irvine, Calif.
www.agsc.org/irvine

October 3, 2017
AGSC Member Meeting
Palm Beach County
Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Fla.
www.agsc.org

October 3, 2017
Insurance CEU Forum
Palm Beach County
Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Fla.
www.agsc.org

October 6, 2017
AGSC Technician Training
Palm Beach County
Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Fla.
www.agsc.org/florida

October 4-6, 2017
Auto Glass Week™
Palm Beach County Convention Center/Hilton West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, Fla.
www.autoglassweek.com

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