NWRD Accomplishments

The NWRD has accomplished much over the years.

  • Developed the Recommended Practice for the Repair of Windshields;
  • Initiated the development of the Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard (ROLAGS™) to be presented to ANSI;
  • Provided the public relations information for numerous articles and features in insurance industry magazines;
  • Represents your needs before other associations, networks, insurance companies and state licensing boards to educate them about windshield repair;
  • Meets privately with a number of insurers regarding the windshield repair industry;
  • Developed a national windshield repair certification program;
  • Produces the NWRD Newsletter six times a year entirely devoted entirely to the windshield repair industry;
  • Maintains current news of interest about the windshield repair industry on its website;
  • Produces annual conference with the opportunity to attend formal presentations and to network with fellow repairers;
  • Provide authors and input to both national auto glass magazines;
  • Provide information to auto glass and windshield repair websites;
  • Participates in Auto Glass Week;
  • Provides the public relations information for numerous articles and features in insurance industry magazines;
  • Provides members with professionally developed public relations releases for local media;
  • Distributed to the public more than 600,000 Windshield Savers (via NWRD members);
  • Operates a web-based referral system that has supplied thousands of customers with our members’ names, addresses and phone numbers;
  • Provides information on the NWRD website;
  • Supplied thousands of pages of relevant material to Connecticut’s licensing board when licensing threatened the repair industry;
  • Met with other associations, networks, insurance companies and state licensing boards to educate them about windshield repair;
  • Exerted influence on model licensing acts and achieved a number of favorable modifications;
  • Provided states with periodic vehicle inspections with repair information and advice;
  • Provides NWRD headquarters as a central, unbiased source for anyone seeking information about windshield repair; and
  • Testifies, provides materials to and educates state licensing boards about windshield repair.