AGSC News July/August 2020

AGSC Manual Addresses Issues Surrounding Pandemic

The Auto Glass Safety Council has issued a new manual on providing services during the COVID-19 crisis. Dealing with COVID-19 in the Workplace provides manufacturers, suppliers and auto glass repair and replacement companies with information on prop-er procedures and equipment for companies to use to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It is available at no charge to all members. Topics include classifying employee risk, controls to reduce the threat of exposure, policies and facility design changes to put in place, proper personal protective equipment (PPE), and screening, safety checks and cleaning. The manual also includes a section specifically for auto glass repair and replacement technicians, education and resource links. Members can obtain a copy by emailing Kathy Bimber at

AGSC Announces New Meeting Dates

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has rescheduled its meetings originally scheduled for September. The meetings have been moved to the week of January 11, 2020 in Orlando, Fla. “As the safety of AGSC members is of top priority, the Board has made the decision to cancel the September dates for all meetings and move all [of] the meetings to the week of January 11 (Auto Glass Week) in Orlando,” said director of operations Kathy Bimber.

“While we have a very high degree of confidence in the safety measures the Hyatt has put in place, we recognize that for most committee members attendance would require travel that many are uncomfortable making right now,” added Bimber.

Although the AGSC board of directors explored a variety of options, which included holding a virtual meeting, it felt moving the date and keeping a live meeting was the best option.

Members who currently have a reservation in the AGSC-NWRD room block at the Hyatt hotel do not need to cancel their reservation, as it will automatically be cancelled. However, for those that have a reservation at any other property, they will have to cancel that reservation themselves.

AGSC Creates Calibration Membership

The AGSC has created a new category of Associate Member-ship for calibration companies that have full common ownership with an AGSC Registered Member Company. The annual Associate Member dues for this category of membership is $150.

AGSC Registered Member Companies that also own a calibration company are encouraged to con-tact AGSC to register their calibration company.

Calibration companies not owned by AGSC Registered Member Companies are welcome to join AGSC as Associate Members as well. For more information, visit

Bill Ives Passes Away

William “Bill” Ives, age 87, died peacefully on May 30, 2020 in North Carolina surrounded by family. Ives had been the AGSC attorney since its founding until 2019 and was instrumental in the development of the organization.

Born on February 5, 1933, Ives graduated from Harvard Law School in 1960.

He served in the U. S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He was always proud of his military service and the many lessons he learned from it.

Ives had served as the legal attorney for AGSC from its start in 1999 until his retirement in 2019 and was a key figure in its history. He was very proud of the Carl F. Tompkins award–the association’s highest honor–that he received in 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Virginia Ruth Lowry Ives of Chapel Hill, with whom he shared many happy hours and his sister-in-law, Lois Ives. He was immensely proud of his three children by his first wife, Jane Peterson Schroeder; David William (Jeanne), Carol Elaine Ives Davis and Dr. Daniel Winston (Joy) and his eight grand-children; Matthew Ives, Andrew Davis, William Ives, Alison Davis, Jeremy Ives, Daniel Ives, Jr., Madeleine Ives and Thomas Ives. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert, nephew Rob Ives and grandson Matthew.

Bill’s wife can be reached at

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