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Customer Connections and Safety: Brian Whittaker’s Ideal Combo

Brian Whittaker has been an auto glass technician for more than 15 years, and he has consistently encountered one dilemma. The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) certified technician works at Glass America in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and prides himself on doing … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council Announces Spring Training Schedule

The Auto Glass Safety Council’s (AGSC) spring training sessions include a two to three-hour-long review course plus the credentials needed to take the AGSC certification test. The sessions are free for technicians who work for AGSC Registered Member Companies and … Continue reading

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Heated Windshields Now Standard on Some Cars, Here’s What You Need to Know

Scraping ice and snow from frozen windshields represents a dreaded but necessary winter chore. However, automakers increasingly offer vehicles with heated windshields that take the sting out of ice and snow removal. Unfortunately, those windshields come at a hefty price … Continue reading

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AGSC, NWRD Committee Meetings Wrap Up in Orlando

The series of Winter Meetings dedicated to auto glass safety continued on January 24, as the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) and its National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) continued to meet in Orlando, Florida. Industry members devoted their time to … Continue reading

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AGSC, NWRD Committees Gather for Winter Meetings

The Education Committee of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) met Tuesday morning, January 23, as part of a series of Winter Meetings dedicated to auto glass safety. Updates to the AGSC training program certification were discussed and the group … Continue reading

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Kaizen Glass Solutions Awarded AGSC Accreditation

Kaizen Glass Solutions’ auto glass training program received accreditation from the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC). The company’s training programs equip technicians, entrepreneurs, and owners with the skills to perform quality work following the ANSI/AGRSS and federal motor vehicle safety … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Complicates Auto Glass Installations

This week’s winter storm, sending chilly temps, snow, and ice to many parts of the U.S., provides a good reminder of the unique challenges auto glass installers face when temperatures drop below freezing. “For me, under 45 to 50 degrees … Continue reading

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Making the Jump from Customer to Shop Owner

Joe Kook transitioned from auto glass customer to shop owner in 2020 when he bought Tom’s Auto Glass Jim Gauthier installs a windshield at Tom’s Auto Glass in Chesterfield Township, Mich. in Chesterfield Township, Mich. Kook’s background includes 20-plus years at … Continue reading

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The Future’s So Bright at This Company, They Gotta Wear Shades

Despite the general pessimism of many small businesses, the folks at Elk River, Minn.-based ABRA Auto Body & Glass remain optimistic about the future. “This year’s been very good,” says ABRA Auto Glass (AAG) manager Tony Shaw. “Things are finally … Continue reading

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Maine Passes Right to Repair Legislation

By Seth Maimen Maine citizens voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to pass a Right to Repair legislative initiative in the Pine Tree state’s elections. The Maine Right to Repair initiative is very similar to one approved by Massachusetts voters, also … Continue reading

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A Lifetime in Auto Glass Highlights Technician Training

Stan Turner began his life-long career in the auto glass industry at the ripe old age of 12, handing tools to installers at a friend’s dad’s shop in Greenville, S.C. His brother Danny, who is 11 years older, worked at … Continue reading

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Michigan Auto Glass Shop Sees Value as AGSC Member Company

After more than 40 years in the auto glass industry, taking care of their customers and maintaining a good reputation remains a priority for Lou and Rose Denning of Denning Auto Glass in Coldwater, Mich. Safety is at the top … Continue reading

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Chilly Temps Present Challenges for Auto Glass Installations

Jack Frost’s visit this week in many areas of the U.S. provides a good reminder of the unique challenges auto glass installers face when temperatures drop below freezing. On November 1, the first snow of the season frosted the Rocky … Continue reading

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Troy Mason Named Senior VP at Caliber Auto Glass

Caliber Auto Glass named Troy Mason, senior vice president, the Lewisville, Texas, company announced October 24. As SVP, Mason will oversee all brand operations, including business expansion, go-to-market strategies and customer experience, all in support of Caliber’s purpose of “Restoring … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Legislature to Hold Hearings on AG Safety Bill

The Massachusetts legislature Joint Committee on Transportation is holding a hearing today about the House and Senate bills that would create state auto glass replacement safety standards. The identical bills are two of several pieces of legislation “regarding bicycles and … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Sessions Deep Dive into Calibration Growth, Trends and Challenges

Calibration was a big discussion topic during Auto Glass Week (AGW) 2023. The event took place Sept. 19-21 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va., bringing together installers, technicians, suppliers and many others. Educational sessions covered a … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2023 Opens with Awards, AI Discussions and Olympian Shaun White

From the educational programming, the exhibition and the attendance, the biggest Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) yet is taking place this week at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia. The event opened yesterday with presentations and education, and one very … Continue reading

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Jeff Olive Joins Auto Glass Safety Council in a Senior Leadership Role

Noted industry installation expert Jeff Olive has joined the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) staff as Director of Quality and Training. In his new role, Olive will manage AGSC’s Company Accreditation (auditing) Program, develop and manage training, and provide enhanced … Continue reading

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ROLAGS 002 Available for Purchase

The Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard (ROLAGS) 002, courtesy of the Auto Glass Safety Council’s (AGSC) National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) and its ROLAGS Committee, is now available for purchase on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) website. The … Continue reading

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AGSC, NWRD Talk ROLAGS2, ADAS at Spring Meetings

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) and its National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) are conducting their spring meetings in Charlottesville, Va., this week. Approximately 60 industry leaders will attend meetings over the five-day event. The week began with a meeting … Continue reading

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An Updated Version of the AGRSS Standard is Now in Place

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) announced the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved a major safety update to the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS Standard). The revised standard, officially designated as ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 005-2022, is the fourth update … Continue reading

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Final Day of Auto Glass Week Focuses on the Positives of Working in the Auto Glass Industry

The final day of Auto Glass Week 2022 in San Antonio kicked off with seminars that covered the best ways to increase business and wrapped up with a Career Day panel that focused on why the auto glass industry is … Continue reading

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Ford Certified Glass Network Calls for Auto Glass Safety Council Accreditation

Ford Motor Company’s new Ford Certified Glass Network (FCGN) requires that all companies installing glass be accredited members of the Auto Glass Safety Council. The company designed the initiative to ensure that glass installation and calibration on Ford and Lincoln … Continue reading

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Unique Video Showcases Windshield Repair Advantages

As new technology emerges, steep prices have the industry and its customers increasingly turning to windshield repair over total replacement. From saving time, money and lives, the National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) highlights … Continue reading

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AGSC/NWRD ROLAGS 2 Standards Committee to Meet in June

The AGSC/NWRD ROLAGS 2 Standards Committee (windshield repair) will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. The meeting will be held electronically by Zoom. The agenda, related documents and instructions for joining the Zoom … Continue reading

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Shops Pushing Back as Safelite Pushes for Auto Glass Laws

Safelite’s efforts led to passage of new laws in Utah and Arizona. As its efforts moved east, however, Safelite butted heads with another group that is offering its own vision about how to safely make repairs: The Auto Glass Safety … Continue reading

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Maryland Adopts Auto Glass Safety Reg in Accordance with AGRSS Standard

Auto glass safety regulations in accordance with the Automotive Glass Safety Replacement Standard (AGRSS Standard) have been adopted by the State of Maryland. The state regulations were promulgated by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) and became effective on March … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Considers Auto Glass Safety Bill

The Massachusetts legislature Joint Committee on Transportation held a hearing on March 9 on legislation that would create state auto glass replacement safety standards. The bill, H. 4445, introduced by Representatives Josh Cutler and Kathleen LaNatra, defines “Aftermarket safety glass … Continue reading

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Clear View Auto Glass and Tint Becomes AGSCTM Member Company

Clear View Auto Glass and Tint of Russellville has joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming a registered member of the Auto Glass Safety Council. Click here to read more.  

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Calibration Legislation Under Review in Several States

Several state legislatures are currently reviewing legislative proposals regarding Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and calibration that are very similar to a law that Utah enacted over 2021 and 2022. The bills require auto glass service companies to perform calibrations … Continue reading

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AGRR Bill Deferred to 2023 in Virginia Legislature

The Virginia House Highway Safety and Policy Subcommittee held a hearing on January 26 to consider 12 bills, one of which is related to auto glass safety and supported by the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC). The subcommittee held the … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Bills Introduced in Virginia and Massachusetts

Auto glass safety bills have been introduced in the legislatures in Virginia and Massachusetts. Both bills refer to the present Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) as a basis for proposed new state regulations, much like legislation enacted in 2021 … Continue reading

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AGSC Committees, Board Meet, ADAS at Forefront

The board of directors of the Auto Glass Safety Council, along with its committees, met last week for its winter meetings. Among the committees meeting were the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) and Repair of Laminated Auto Glass 2 … Continue reading

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AGSC Alerts Members of Pertinent Legislation

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) sent out a ‘legislative alert’ to notify its members of several bills that are under review in Colorado, Massachusetts and Oregon. The organization says the legislation could impact business. Colorado The punishment for certain … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Revs into Second Gear—Day Two

Auto Glass Week swung into full gear today, the second day of the annual industry conference taking place this week in person in Orlando, and offering a virtual component as well. A full day of conference educational sessions began with … Continue reading

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AGSC, NWRD Postpone Spring Meetings Including AGRSS and ROLAGS 2 Meetings

The Board of Directors for the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is postponing the Auto Glass Safety Council 2020 Spring Meetings, citing concerns over the current outbreak of the coronavirus. As a result, the event will not take place as … Continue reading

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Chapman Luxury Imports of Tucson LLC Becomes AGSC Registered Member Company

Chapman Luxury Imports of Tucson LLC of Tucson, Ariz., has joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming an accredited Registered Member Company of the prestigious Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). “By becoming a member, Chapman Luxury Imports … Continue reading

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SEMA Shows Some Glass

This year’s SEMA show proved you can either “go big or go home,” as auto glass companies brought the latest products to the convention center during the four-day event. Glass Mechanix Solutions had a variety of products on display. “We … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Auto Glass Inc. Passes Audit by the Auto Glass Safety Council

Cornerstone Auto Glass Inc. Passes Audit by the Auto Glass Safety Council 

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Attendees Have Plenty to Pique Their Interest at SEMA

If you’re a car lover, and yes, if you are in the auto glass industry, SEMA is the place to be this week in Las Vegas. The show opened today and there is plenty of things for auto glass companies … Continue reading

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1st Pane Glass Becomes AGSC Registered Member Company

1st Pane Glass of Rock Hill, S.C., has joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming an accredited Registered Member Company of the prestigious Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). “By becoming a member, 1st Pane Glass demonstrates its … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ Gives Insight to AGW

Dozens of Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) members filled a conference room yesterday to kick off this year’s Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio. Wednesday’s AGSC meeting, led by Peter Brown of Tiny & Sons Glass in Pembroke, Mass., highlighted … Continue reading

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Excitement at Every Turn on Day 1

Auto glass professionals began their journey through Auto Glass Week™ on the first day of the conference today. Guests and participants could take advantage of seminars and added programs like Morning Coffee with Carl Tompkins. Morning Coffee with Carl Tompkins … Continue reading

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ADAS at Top of Mind: AGSC Committees Meet

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) was front and center at the committee meetings of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) in San Antonio yesterday. AGSC’s meetings began yesterday and continue today in advance of Auto Glass Week, which starts tomorrow. AGSC’s … Continue reading

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AGSC and NWRA Certified Technicians Save Big on Competition Registrations

Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) Certified technicians, as well as National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) Certified Technicians will receive special discounted rates when they sign up for the Auto Glass Week™ Auto Glass Replacement and Repair Technician Competitions. AGSC Certified … Continue reading

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AGSC to Offer Certification Training in Long Island Next Week

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a regional training and accreditation program in Long Island, N.Y., next week. The training course and certification exam will be offered twice, once on Thursday, March 30, and again on Friday, March … Continue reading

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AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee Addresses ADAS Issue

The challenges presented to the automotive glass industry by the advent of Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)—not to mention the potential culture change—are being felt at nearly every aspect of Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio. Nowhere was that more … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Kicks Off Today

The wait is over. Auto Glass Week is officially open for business. On Monday and Tuesday, there were a plethora of activities leading into the event. Several association meetings were held. In addition to the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s annual … Continue reading

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Sunroof Express to Sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016

Sunroof Express will sponsor Auto Glass Week™ 2016 this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor. Continue reading

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Michigan Automotive Glass Owners React to House Bill

The automotive glass industry reaction to an effort by the Michigan legislature to regulate the industry in the state has been one of skepticism. Continue reading

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Onsite Registration is Still Available for Auto Glass Week™

We are only two weeks away from the opening of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 5-7. Continue reading

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AGSC to Offer Training in Virginia in December

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a regional training and accreditation program in Stafford, Va., in December. The training course and certification exam will be offered twice, once on Wednesday, December 14, and again on Thursday, December 15, at AGSC headquarters. Continue reading

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AGSC™ Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has published its latest e-newsletter. Continue reading

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IIHS Briefs Auto Glass Safety Council™

Auto Glass Safety Council™ board members spent Wednesday, August 10, touring the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Ruckersville, Va. Board members also met with IIHS officials concerning a number of safety studies that are ongoing at the independent, nonprofit organization. IIHS is funded by the major automotive insurers and is dedicated to reducing the losses—deaths, injuries and property damage—from crashes on the nation’s roads. Continue reading

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AGSC Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has published its latest e-newsletter. Continue reading

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AGSC Releases May E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has released its May e-newsletter. Continue reading

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AGSC to Hold Training Program in Seattle in June; Includes Free Certification Testing

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a training and accreditation program in suburban Seattle this June. The course will be held on Thursday, June 2, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash. Continue reading

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AGSC™ Publishes Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council has published its latest e-newsletter. Continue reading

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AGSC, NWRA and Their Committees Meet in Florida

A number of industry groups met in Orlando, Fla., late last week at mid-year Board of Directors and Committee Meetings. The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) and the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) each held meetings with full agendas. NWRA’s … Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Setting the Standard for Safe Automotive Glass Installations

“I have been in contact with two different glass shop owners recently who both asked me the same two-part question. Why are there so many bad automotive glass shops and technicians in our industry and how can we stop their dangerous and callous actions?”—Bob Beranek Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: AGSC™ Retreat

“Next week I will be heading for the winter committee meetings of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). This year it will be held in Orlando, Fla., where the warm and sunny weather will be greatly appreciated. Although I rarely have time to get out and enjoy the climate, it is still nice to be away from frigid Wisconsin for a short while.” —Bob Beranek Continue reading

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Thomas Auto Glass Raises Almost $18,000 for Charity Thanks to Customers

For each windshield replaced by Thomas Auto Glass in Phoenix, Ariz., customers could select a charity, school, church or non-profit organization and the company would donate $50 in their name. For 2015, these donations totaled almost $18,000. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2015 Almost Here; Association Meetings Underway

Auto Glass Week™ is almost here. On Monday leading into the event, the National Windshield Repair Association and the Auto Glass Safety Council™ began a series of committee and board meetings. At least one focused on a brand-new standard under … Continue reading

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ANSI Committees Slated to Meet at Auto Glass Week™: Including Windshield Quality, Other

A number of ANSI committee meetings will be held just prior to Auto Glass Week™ 2015 on September 28 to 29, 2015. One of these meetings will address the development of a new American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard that relates to the identification in quality differences of windshields. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council Publishes Latest E-Newsletter

The latest Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC™) e-newsletter is now available. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council Publishes E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has released its July e-newsletter. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council Publishes July E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council has published its July 2015 e-newsletter. Continue reading

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AGSC Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council has published its latest e-newsletter. Continue reading

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AGSC Publishes Latest E-Newsletter

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ has published its March e-newsletter. Continue reading

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Associations, Committees Meet in California

The boards and committees of the both the Auto Glass Safety Council and the National Windshield Repair Association are meeting today at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in California. Continue reading

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Dow Automotive First to Offer AGSC Recertification CE Credits

The Dow Automotive Fixed Glass Training Program is now available for AGRR technicians seeking Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC™) Technician Re-Accreditation. Continue reading

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AGSC Releases Latest E-Newsletter

The Automotive Glass Safety Council has released its most recent e-newsletter. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ Keeps Members in the Know During Auto Glass Week™

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) held a member meeting today that covered an audit update, AGRSS Standard changes, an insurance perspective and more. During the audit and AGRSS Standard update, Penny Ouellette of Orion Registrar Corp., which oversees the … Continue reading

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AGSC Education Committee Meets to Work on Updating Certification Exam

The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Education Committee met this morning during Auto Glass Week to review its plan to update the exam technicians must take to become AGSC accredited. Jeff Olive, chair of the education committee, opened the meeting … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2014 Begins; Association Meetings Underway

Auto Glass Week™ officially kicks off today in historic Baltimore and officials have prepared for a record number of attendees. On Monday leading into the event, the National Windshield Repair Association and the Auto Glass Safety Council™ began a series … Continue reading

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David Rohlfing Joins Consulting Collaborative as Managing Principal

David Rohlfing has joined Consulting Collaborative as the managing principal of the Midwest office in Chicago. His business experience spans more than three decades ranging from managing his own company to ultimately merging it with a division of a Fortune 200 public company to holding executive and board positions in private, public and non-profit organizations, according to company officials. Continue reading

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Earn AGSC CEUs by Attending Auto Glass Week™ 2014

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has announced that participants at this year’s Auto Glass Week™ can earn up to six (6) AGSC continuing education units (CEUs) good for use in recertification and other educational efforts. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council E-Newsletter Now Available

The Auto Glass Safety Council has published its latest e-newsletter. Continue reading

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AGSC to Offer Free Accreditation Training and Testing in Irvine, Calif.

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will host an automotive glass technician training and testing opportunity in Irvine, Calif., next March. The training is free to technicians who work for AGSC Registered Member Companies and available to non-Registered Member Companies at a small charge. It will be held at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center. Continue reading

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AGSC’s E-Newsletter Now Available

The Auto Glass Safety Council has sent out its latest e-newsletter. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ E-Newsletter Now Available

The Auto Glass Safety Council’s latest e-newsletter is now available Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for Free AGSC Accreditation Training and Testing in Baltimore

Automotive glass technicians who seek to become Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Accredited Automotive Glass Technicians can now sign-up for a training and accreditation program being offered in Baltimore, Md. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ E-Newsletter Now Available

The Auto Glass Safety Council’s latest e-newsletter is now available and can be found here. Continue reading

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AGSC Testing Available in Texas Today

Automotive glass technicians who seek to become Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Accredited Automotive Glass Technicians can still register onsite for today’s training and accreditation program being offered in San Antonio, Texas.
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Novus Franchisees “Blaze New Trails” at Biennial Super Session

The Novus biennial Super Session came to a close Saturday with doses of both enthusiasm and realism. The Saturday morning session began with the enthusiasm—in the form of two presentations by Gary Michaels of Southwestern Consulting, who challenged to group to be more enthusiastic about their work. “Enthusiasm is contagious,” he said, “it makes other people want to help you and makes people better than they are.” Continue reading

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Free AGSC Accreditation Training and Testing in Texas

Are you an automotive glass technician looking to become an accredited professional? If so, automotive glass technicians who seek to become Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Accredited Automotive Glass Technicians can now sign-up for a training and accreditation program being offered in San Antonio, Texas. Continue reading

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AGSC Announces Free Regional Accreditation Training and Testing

The mission of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is to make every automotive glass replacement safer by developing and maintaining standards for the replacement of automotive glass; educating and accrediting the industry; and promoting awareness of the Auto Glass Safety Council Standard to the insurance industry and driving public at large.
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AGSC Names New Board Member

Peter Brown, owner of Tiny & Sons Auto Glass in North Pembroke, Mass., has been elected as a new member of the board of directors of the Auto Glass Safety Council. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Announces New Sponsor: Shenzhen Benson Automobile Glass Co. Ltd.

Auto Glass Week™, the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition/extravaganza, is proud to announce the sponsorship of Shenzhen Benson Automobile Glass Co. Ltd., an automotive glass manufacturer of various types of windshields and tempered sidelites/backlites, is sponsoring the event at the Cobalt level. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Announces New Sponsor: DINOL

DINOL, a leading, worldwide operating supplier of systems for bonding, sealing, noise reduction, abrasion protection, corrosion prevention, other coatings and application equipment, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Auto Glass Week™ at the Cobalt level. The three-day international event features automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition/extravaganza where sponsoring companies will be seen. Continue reading

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GlasWeld Announced as a Platinum Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2014

GlasWeld, an industry leader in windshield repair, glass scratch removal and other glass restoration solutions, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Auto Glass Week™ at the Platinum level once again. The three-day international event features automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition/extravaganza where sponsoring companies will be seen. Continue reading

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Pilkington North America Returns as Platinum Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2014

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW), the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition/extravaganza, is proud to announce that Pilkington North America, a manufacturer of glass and glazing products for the automotive markets and architectural, is once again a Platinum Sponsor. Continue reading

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AGSC, NWRA Meet in Florida

The boards and committees of the both the Auto Glass Safety Council and the National Windshield Repair Association met in a sunny but cold Florida this week. The boards of directors of each group held strategic planning sessions as well as regular board meetings. Continue reading

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Registration is Now Open for Auto Glass Week™ 2014!

It’s official! Registration for Auto Glass Week™ 2014 is now available online. This year’s event will be held October 7-9, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center and Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Md. Auto Glass Week is once again sponsored by the Auto Glass Safety Council, Independent Glass Association, National Glass Association, National Windshield Repair Association and AGRR™ magazine. Continue reading

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Organizations Consolidate Auto Glass Technician Certification Programs into One

The Auto Glass Safety Council, the Independent Glass Association and the National Windshield Repair Association have signed an agreement consolidating the industry’s technician certification program into one each for repair and one for replacement. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Panel Focuses on Quality and Safety Issues

The leaders of several industry groups discussed their efforts to advance quality and safety issues in the panel today during Auto Glass Week, being held this week in Tampa, Fla. There has never been a more challenging time in the … Continue reading

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AGSC and NWRA Present Awards at Auto Glass Week™

William Ives, a longtime attorney for the Auto Glass Safety Council™, was honored with the Carl F. Tompkins Award for Excellence in Auto Glass Safety, while Dave Taylor, retired chief operating officer for Cindy Rowe Auto Glass in Harrisburg, Pa., … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ 2013 Begins Today; Meetings Already Underway

Auto Glass Week™ officially kicks off today in beautiful Tampa, Fla., and final preparations were well underway yesterday as officials got ready for a record crowd of attendees and exhibitors. Also on Tuesday, the National Windshield Repair Association and the … Continue reading

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Education Takes Center Stage at AGSC Board Meeting

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Board of Directors came together Tuesday afternoon at the start of Auto Glass Week™ 2013 and a key focus on their agenda was adding the option of continuing education for technicians seeking recertification. Jeff … Continue reading

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