Thursday, 09 December 2010 17:31

AGRSS Council Debuts Video for Insurers

The Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) Council Inc. has produced a 12-minute video featuring auto glass safety advocate and insurance agent Jon Fransway discussing the importance of proper windshield installations completed in accordance with the AGRSS Standard.


Fransway lost his sister, Jeanne, in 1999, due to an improper windshield installation, and also was featured in the 2000 20/20 expose. In the video, he explains why insurers should refer their customers to AGRSS-Registered shops and how crucial a safe auto glass installation is to a vehicle's occupants. The video was premiered during the recent International Auto Glass Safety Conference in Chicago.

"When an AGRSS-Registered shop passes a validation, it is truly a unique achievement in our industry. This is a message the new AGRSS validation video helps tell to either an insurance claims executive or local insurance agent," says incoming AGRSS Council marketing committee chair Nik Frye, who led the project. "The efforts of the marketing committee in the coming months will be to send a copy of the video to insurers across the United States. We encourage all AGRSS-Registered companies to use the video in their local communities to show agents how important a proper windshield installation is."

The video was premiered for the first time during the recent International Auto Glass Safety (AGRSS) Conference in Chicago, Ill., October 27-28. Conference attendees received copies of the video, and it currently is being mailed out to all AGRSS-Registered companies. In addition, AGRSS-Registered businesses will be able to order additional copies of the video at a small price on the AGRSS website, www.agrss.org.