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Volume 7    Issue 2            March/April 2005

     repair news

Windshield Repair Standard Committee Meets in Florida; Changes Name
The joint National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA)-National Glass Association (NGA) Repair of Auto Glass Standards Committee (RAGS) met in Florida the middle of January to continue its work on the development of an ANSI standard for proper windshield repair.

Twenty committee members from around the country spent a good portion of time reviewing a proposed draft standard, with a great deal of discussion about the driver’s primary viewing area and what types of repairs might and might not be acceptable in such an area. 

The committee also voted to change its name to the Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standards Committee (ROLAGS) to match the exact name of the standard being developed.

The committee next meets Sunday, May 22, in Minneapolis. For details on that meeting or the group’s work, contact NWRA administrator Peg Stroka at

NWRA Conference Set for May
The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) will hold its annual meeting and conference on Monday May 23 in Minneapolis. On the agenda is a full day of information, updates and seminars, all related to windshield repair. The annual open board meeting and election of officers and new members to the NWRA board of directors will also take place. 
That evening there will be a cocktail reception. The meeting is being held in conjunction with the National Glass Association’s NGA Auto Glass Conference, and the reception is a joint function of the two groups.

The next day, NWRA attendees will have the opportunity to attend the NGA Expo for free and NGA seminars for an additional $50 per seminar.

Glas-Weld Develops Online Training 
Glas-Weld Systems Inc., Bend, Ore. is developing an online training and certification program and monthly live ‘webinars’ to provide educational opportunities for its customers.
The online educational program will offer training curriculum in windshield repair, scratch removal and glass sciences. Other programs will include best practices, marketing and technologies that help business grow. Customers will also have the opportunity to become certified online through Glas-Weld’s University of Glassology, the company’s virtual and traditional training center for glass restoration education.

The company’s monthly webinars are designed to keep customers up to date on the latest repair technology, business and industry trends. 

GTI’s Injector System
Glass Technology Inc. has released a new windshield repair injection system that uses P.R.I.S.M. technology, called Spectrum. Previously, it was only available on its machine-based systems. It is available to anyone using a manual system, even another manufacturers, according to the company, which explains that it is offering this technology to all technicians in an effort to improve the overall standard by which repairs will be judged.

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