Thursday, September 9 marked the first meeting of the newly formed
standard's committee for the creation of a windshield repair standard.
A joint effort of the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA),
and the National Glass Association (NGA), the NWRA/NGA Repair of Automotive
Glass Standards Committee met to work on the administrative aspect of
the planned standard and get started on the language to be used in writing
"It's a very good, diverse group. We have representation from
Pilkington, LYNX Services, IGA and many windshield manufacturers, distributors
and repair providers," said Peg Stroka, of the NWRA. "It couldn't
have gone better."
Officers were elected and other administrative procedures were handled
before the committee got into definitions-defining the windshield repair
language to be used.
"It was the basic place to start, with those definitions,"
She further explained that insurance companies, government agencies,
NADA, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and other associations,
such as AAA, were solicited to join, but many declined, saying that
though interested in the standard, they felt it was something the auto
glass industry had to create on their own.
The next meeting of the committee will be sometime in the first part
of November, before the SEMA and NACE shows in Las Vegas. Stroka stressed
that the committee is still open and people who are still interested
in getting involved with the committee should contact her via e-mail
at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 717/985-1501.
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