Volume 13, Issue 4 - JulyAugust 2011


the latest in safety


Education News
AGRSS® Council Releases Four New Webinars
Several new webinars are now available on the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) Council’s website, www.agrss.org.

A webinar entitled “What We Have Learned from the AGRSS Validations” features a presentation by education committee chair Dale Malcolm of Dow Automotive Systems’ aftermarket division, accreditation committee chair Jean Pero of Mygrant Glass, Glasspro’s Jeff Olive, and Penny Ouellette of Orion Registrar Corp. The four provided a presentation during last year’s annual International Auto Glass Safety (AGRSS) Conference about what has been learned through the most recent rounds of validations, and session highlights are included in the webinar.

The webinar “Auto Safety from an Insider” features Ben Kelley of the Center for Auto Safety in Washington, D.C., with a discussion of automotive safety trends, collision fatality statistics and the role auto glass plays in a vehicle’s safety equation.
“Marketing AGRSS” is a webinar designed to provide ideas for incorporating the AGRSS Standard and the AGRSS-registered logo into registered shops’ marketing plans.

Lastly, a webinar entitled “Lessons Learned from Third-Party Validations” features three auto glass industry representatives whose companies have undergone validations discussing the ins and outs of the program. The webinar offers a look at what they learned and what they wish they’d known before their validations.

Event News
AGRSS® Council Prepares for Auto Glass Week™, Annual Auction
The Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) Council Inc. has begun planning its annual charity auction, which will be held on Thursday, September 15, as part of the inaugural Auto Glass Week™ event in Memphis, Tenn. (see related story on page 21).

Those who wish to donate items to the auction, which in the past has included popular items such as sports tickets, iPods, and the popular fishing trip with Sika’s Carl Tompkins, may do so by emailing Jean Pero of Mygrant Glass, who chairs the annual event, at jeanmygrantglass@comcast.net.

The annual AGRSS Conference will be part of Auto Glass Week this year.

Auto Glass Week will bring together all of the major auto glass groups, including the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council (AGRSS), Independent Glass Association (IGA), National Glass Association (NGA), and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA), along with AGRR™ magazine’s Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Olympics and Walt Gorman Memorial Windshield Repair Olympics. The International Window Film Tint-Off and Conference™ also will be held concurrently. The event is managed by AGRR magazine.

Pre-registration runs through September 2.

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