March-April 2016

Leading News

NWRA to Launch Trusted Repair Technician Program
The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) will launch its Trusted Repair Technician program, a company-wide accreditation, this October during Auto Glass Week™. The program is designed to advance the professionalism of the windshield repair industry, dis-incentivize poor or unethical repair companies, and bring more work and recognition to companies in the program.

NWRA Board, Committees Meet in Florida
The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) held a variety of committee meetings and a meeting of its board of directors in Orlando, Fla., last month.

President's Corner

The Trusted Tech Program is Coming
"We’re all familiar with tumbleweed technicians. They blow into town for a short time with low prices, no warranty and then seem to disappear as quickly as they come. These technicians are not concerned with quality; they are more concerned with offering the lowest price. Some consumers and fleet managers, such as used-car lots, are attracted by their prices." -Jeff Reddell

Member News

NWRA Creates Car Care Month Advisory for Members’ Use
The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) has created a National Car Care Month press release for members to utilize in preparation for National Car Care Month in April. The press release is available for NWRA members to download, customize with their company’s information, and send to their local press.

NWRA New and Returning Members
Several new members have joined the NWRA and several have renewed their membership.

Event News

Just Added for Auto Glass Week™ 2016: All-New Closing Awards Party and Concert
What better way to close another successful Auto Glass Week™ than to throw a concert in celebration of a great show and the new 2016 competition winners?

Insurance News

Arizona Glass Bill Moves Forward through Stakeholders Meeting
A stakeholders’ meeting was held Monday for Arizona House of Representatives Bill 2500, “Unlawful Practices: Auto Glass Repair.” The bill passed the state House and the discussion now revolves around its approval in the Arizona Senate. A glass shop owner risks criminal penalties if he violates the bill’s requirements.

Study: Renters Pay More for Car Insurance
Since the housing market crash, fewer people have been able to buy homes, meaning more people have to rent. Rents have quickly escalated to the point that last summer, Zillow declared a “rent affordability crisis.”

Allstate to Relocate 400 Tech Jobs to Chicago
Insurance company Allstate has announced plans to open an innovation hub with 400 employees at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

New Auto Insurance Monitoring for Police Goes into Effect
A new real-time auto insurance monitoring system is now being used in some parts of Louisiana to help police enforce the requirement that drivers are up to date on paying their premiums.

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