NGA discredits ANSI application claims

The National Glass Association (NGA), the leading business organization representing the North American glass industry, has refuted claims made in a technical ANSI application, submitted by Belron.
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The National Glass Association (NGA), the leading business organization representing the North American glass industry, has refuted claims made in a technical ANSI application, submitted by Belron. The application, which states that the NGA has “withdrawn“ from the auto glass industry, has since been retracted by Belron, which is also issuing a press release to that effect. The NGA is, and always has been, committed to serving the auto glass industry, said NGA vice president David Walker. Though economic forces have conspired to make some services too costly for us to provide, we continue to invest heavily in our world-class auto glass training and certification programmes, and we remain actively engaged in many issues affecting the auto glass segment of our industry. Five of the association“s 12 board members are auto glass company executives, and Steve Mort, president of Don“s Mobile Glass, was NGA Chairman of the Board until September 2009. The NGA has an “active and robust“ Auto Glass Certification programme, with certifications increasing 32% in 2009 compared to 2008. The association also has training programmes, including the MyGlassClass.com online platform, and publishes the For Technicians Only e-bulletin, twice a month. While we are currently not in the business of developing standards, we have never foreclosed the prospect of doing so in the future, stated Walker.