National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA)
GT Tools® would like to introduce you to the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA), the non-profit trade organization representing the windshield repair industry and the “typical windshield repair company.”
From beginning of windshield repair in the early 1970s, until the first publication of Windshield Repair magazine in 1994, there was no organized communication or representation effort dedicated to the windshield repair community other than through organizations or publications that were designed to respond to the interests of the auto glass community. By the 1990s, the ability of the publications and organizations to serve the windshield repair industry lagged behind its exploding growth and specialized needs. In September 1994 a group of eight dedicated windshield repair specialists met in Tucson, Ariz., and founded the NWRA. The founders were Richard Campfield, Jackie Newman, Paul Gross, Ed Fields, Bill Batley, David Taylor, Dave Schuh, Walt Gorman and Steve Oyer.
The Mission of the NWRA is to:
Promote and develop the legitimacy of windshield repair as the first option for glass;
Provide and promote best practices for those engaged in windshield repair;
Provide the public with benefits of repair;
Provide education, resources and information about repair;
Develop and promote qualified, ethical repair practices; and
Serve as an advocate for the windshield repair industry before government and other regulatory groups.
The NWRA has developed several marketing aids including Windshield Savers and a CD about windshield repair. They participate in Auto Glass Week™ every year, which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, presentation of industry information, educational seminars and social interaction for members and invited guests.
The NWRA has developed a national certification program for auto glass repair technicians. This program deals with compliance to the Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS™).
The NWRA is recognized nationally and worldwide as a professional source of reliable information on the windshield repair industry. Interested parties including commercial, government and trade organizations have come to the NWRA for information and consultation. They are the only trade association devoted solely to the windshield repair industry.