The Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS™ ) Council Inc, (AGRSS™ ) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe replacement of auto glass. AGRSS™ was founded and is supported by companies in the auto glass replacement industry that keep safe installation as their primary goal.
AGRSS™ is an accredited American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-standards development organization. It has developed the North America’s only auto glass replacement standard, the AGRSS™ standard (ANSI/AGRSS™ 002-2002 Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard). The AGRSS™ Standard addresses procedures, education and product performance.
To make every auto glass replacement safer by:
Developing and maintaining standards for the replacement of auto glass
Educating and accrediting the industry
Promoting awareness of the AGRSS™ Standard to the insurance industry and driving public at large
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The mission of NGA;
To provide information and education, as well as promote quality workmanship, ethics, and safety in the architectural, automotive and window and door glass industries. NGA acts as a clearinghouse for industry information, a catalyst in education and training matters, and a powerful voice on behalf of our members.
NGA helps industry professionals through education and training programs that raise the level of quality workmanship. We offer certifications in auto glass replacement, auto glass repair, and glass installation for individuals that pass computerized exams and prove themselves through years of experience. We also act as a clearinghouse for information and link professionals with job listings, suppliers, and technical support.
NGA helps consumers by acting as a resource for everything from finding professionals to providing information on the latest trends and issues. We publish consumer guides that offer tips on glass shower enclosures, bathroom designs, windows, and automobile windshields.
Our members are proud to adhere to a code of ethics that serve to assure public confidence in the integrity and service of glass professionals everywhere. They agree to:
Promote and encourage fair and ethical competition.
Fulfill all contractual obligations and respect the contractual obligations of others by not inducing breach of existing contracts.
Use safety glazing materials whenever possible and to refuse to sell unsafe products.
Maintain a safe work area which provides adequate inventories of glass products and to sell these products at a fair and non-discriminating price.
Maintain the highest industry-wide standards of professional and personal conduct.
Promote the advancement of the association on both the local and national levels, supporting its goals and objectives.
From the NGA website.
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The Independent Glass Association (IGA) is the only association dedicated to the needs of the independent glass companies in North America. Its members are also dedicated to the professional and ethical installation of glass in a safe and proper manner. IGA members are located in all 50 states and ten countries.
The mission of the IGA is:
To secure free and fair access to glass services for its members by defending and promoting the consumers’ right to choose their glass service providers;
To advance ethical business practices and encourage pure competition;
To promote safe and proper glass services to consumers in accordance with all applicable standards and laws;
To be a source for education, resources and information to the glass industry;
To serve as an advocate for independent glass service providers before customers, insurers, regulatory and legislative entities and other groups.
From the IGA website
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