Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC Half-Day Member Meeting Nears
“It’s really important to the members that they attend,” says Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) president Debra Levy. There will be a lot of discussion around AGSC’s expansion and changes.” The AGSC’s special half-day meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 7, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Md. The meeting will be open to all representatives of AGSC Registered Member Companies.

AGSC Adds Regional Training Courses in Irvine, Calif., and Long Island, N.Y.
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a regional training course next March in Irvine, Calif., and two courses in April in Long Island, N.Y. In addition, a previously announced course will be held in October in Baltimore, as part of Auto Glass Week™.

AGSC Introduces New Discount Program for Certification through Registered Training Courses
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is pleased to introduce a new program to allow technicians to become certified at discounted rates. Through this new, exciting program, providers of AGSC Registered Training Courses may provide coupons for discounted AGSC certification rates to all technicians who successfully complete their Registered Training Course.

On the Blogs

Blurred Lines
“I have been involved in some discussions recently concerning value-added accessories on automobiles, and specifically automotive glass as it pertains to safety and/or performance. Anyone who knows me would say that I usually fall on the side of safety over performance. However, it is not as black and white as it might seem. As a matter of fact, most of the items that have been added to the modern automobile represent a little bit of increased safety and a little bit of increased performance—blurred lines.” –Bob Beranek

Safety News

GM Tells Dealers to Stop Delivering Certain Chevy Models Due to Potential Visibility Issue
General Motors has ordered its dealers to stop delivering certain 2013-2014 model-year Chevrolet Caprice PPV and 2014 Chevrolet SS vehicles in new or used vehicle inventory, saying the wipers may become inoperative causing a visibility issue. The automaker has also issued a recall on these models.

NHTSA Receives More Complaints of Shattering F-150 Back Lites
More than 30 owners of the 2010 Ford F-150 model have complained to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that an alleged glitch in their rear defrosters has caused their backlites to shatter or spiderweb in cracks.

AGC Automotive Americas Asks NHTSA for Exemption of FMVSS Compliance on Certain Backlites
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received a petition from AGC Flat Glass North America, doing business as AGC Automotive Americas Co., asking for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance over certain glazing the company manufactured as replacement automotive backlites for model-year 2003-2008 Toyota Matrix vehicles. AGC officials say the backlites do not fully comply with S5.1 and S5.7 of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205, Glazing Materials.

U.S. Department of Transportation One Step Closer to Requiring V2V Communication
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has taken a big step toward requiring future vehicles to talk to each other to prevent possible collisions. NHTSA has released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and a Supporting Research Report on Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications Technology and expects to deliver notice of proposed rulemaking by 2016. “This could make it a little more interesting to install glass,” says Sam Shipley, owner of Maryland Auto Glass.

Auto Glass Safety Council
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Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
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Membership Information
Kathy Bimber
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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.

October 9
AGSC Technician Training
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Md.

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 23-24, 2015
AGSC Technician Training
(Training runs 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on April 23 (exam included); training will be repeated from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 24, with exam from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel
Long Island (Hauppauge), N.Y.


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