Volume 10, Issue 2 - March/April 2008

WGR Reports
repair news

ROLAGS Meets in Tucson

The Repair of Automotive Glass Standards Committee (ROLAGS) met during the National Auto Glass Conference in Tucson, Ariz., and Jay Sampson was approved as the new chairman (see related story on page 36).

Keith Beveridge, senior vice president for the Savage, Minn.-based Novus Glass and head of the product performance subcommittee, reported that the group is trying to prioritize the various issues involved in product performance and to decide what it is important to test.

“We’re at the stage now where we’re talking about the type of testing,” Beveridge told the whole committee. “We’re going to do this on two levels: one on what tests are available and one on the real world of testing and its results.”

He estimated that it would be a year or two before the subcommittee would be able to come back to the committee with a recommendation on the results of its work.

Jackie Newman, president of Redline Inc. in Austin, Texas, was chosen to head up the new marketing committee. www.rolags.com

GlasWeld Spreads “Green” Around Europe
Bend, Ore.-based GlasWeld visited its European distributors in The Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom in November 2007 to educate them on its own dedication to “green” and the National Windshield Repair Association’s (NWRA) new Green Initiative (see related story in November-December 2007 AGRR, page 46). 

“With the rise of a more conscious consumer in the United States—people who are making choices that benefit the earth as a whole—we have a unique opportunity in glass repair to sell our services in a new way,” says Mike Boyle, president of GlasWeld and a board member of the NWRA.

“The more people we can educate, the better it is for the planet. While Europe has led the way with the green movement, I am excited to share with our distributors the headway that we are making on this issue in the United States glass industry.” 

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