Newly expanded Auto Glass Safety Council holds first spring meeting

“The spring meetings of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) were held last week in Tampa, Fla. The meetings were the first in which the members of the former National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) were incorporated into the AGSC.

Newly-elected to the expanded board of directors were Linda Rollinson, of Superior Auto Glass in Tampa and Jeff Reddell, of Pace Glass in Texarkana, Texas.

“We are so pleased to have both repair and replacement in one tent and focused on safety,” said Troy Mason of Technaglass. Mason had sat on both boards of directors.”

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This new council seeks to include standards adopted by the NWRA as well as address repair concerns of today’s auto glass industry. They’ll have plenty of time to mull things over as the next meeting isn’t until September at Auto Glass Week. Among other things to keep an eye out from the council is the new ADAS certification program. Things are certainly starting to change rapidly in the auto glass industry!

IAS Auto Glass practices safe and proper installation / repair during all of our service procedures. We realize that proper care during these processes is necessary to ensure your windshield or glass isn’t damaged due to technician negligence. If your vehicle needs auto glass service please don’t hesitate to contact us at 952-797-4374.

Recognizing women in the auto glass industry

“Today is International Women’s Day, and it wouldn’t be complete without highlighting a few women in auto glass. Though the industry has been and is still predominately male driven, more women are finding success working on everything from installs to shop ownership.

“I think more women should get into this industry because it can help your business grow, it did for our business,” says Alicia Maples, co-owner of Fix-A-Crack Windshield Repair & Replacement.

“There have been times when I’ve been out doing mobile repairs and people have slowed down to see what I was doing crawling around a car. Then they’ve called our shop to confirm that yes a woman was working a car by herself,” adds Maples.”

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The article expands on how new technology for auto glass repair shops has made it easier for all technicians to provide auto glass service. What once was a male-dominated industry is starting to see some diversity among auto glass shop owners. More competition is a good thing, as it means that shops have to work hard and strive for excellence to appeal to their customer base.

At IAS Auto Glass, your satisfaction is always our priority. Whether you need a large glass repair or have a small chip to fix, no job is too big or too small. Contact us at 952-797-4374 or visit our website for further details.