NGA NEWS: PRESS RELEASES

PRESS RELEASES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Walker
866/342.5642, ext. 153
dwalker@glass.org

NGA ANNOUNCES TRANSFER OF AUTO GLASS STANDARDS;
NWRA TO SERVE AS ROLAGS SECRETARIAT;
AGRSS TO TAKE UP DEVELOPMENT OF ARGULA

WASHINGTON, DC  (March 4, 2010) – The National Glass Association has announced that it has transferred stewardship of the auto glass standards it has developed to two different entities, effective today.

The responsibility for ANSI/NGA/NWRA Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS) will now be under the National Windshield Repair Association which, together with NGA, co-developed the Standard. The NWRA will serve as secretariat for the ROLAGS, pending ANSI approval.

The stewardship of the Auto Replacement Glass Uniform Labeling of Adhesive (ARGULA) draft standard will move to the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council (AGRSS). The ARGULA Committee will continue to function as a separate committee of the AGRSS Council.

"We have been gratified by the willingness of these two groups to take on the oversight of these important Standards," said NGA immediate past chairman Steve Mort. "The efforts to do so have brought about some expansive industry cooperation which we hope will continue," he added. "We would especially like to thank Belron Technical for having stepped up to fill a potential void."

"While the NGA is not currently developing standards, the auto glass industry remains of vital concern to the association, and we continue to offer a wide variety of services and programs for auto glass companies," he added. "We look forward to working with both these groups to help serve the industry in the future."



About NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the auto and architectural glass, and window and door industries. Based outside Washington, DC, and representing nearly 3,000 member companies and locations, NGA offers certification and education and training, including MyGlassClass.com and MyWindowClass.com – state-of-the-art online training resources. NGA publishes the industry’s leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™, WDweekly™, and For Technicians Only e-bulletin™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites: glass.org, GlassBuildAmerica.com, GlassMagazine.com, WindowandDoor.com, MyAutoGlass.org, and WDDAlliance.org. NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade event: GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo®. The Window & Door Dealers Alliance, an organization for independent window and door dealers, is an initiative of the NGA. For more information on NGA, visit www.glass.org.