Field of Vision September/October 2018

Futuristic Visions

By Tara Taffera

In this issue of AGRR magazine, it’s all about the future—and I love that within an issue that talks about that future, we have a feature article on initiatives which involve bringing more women into the auto glass industry. I mean how amazing is that?

Top Five

But first to that article by contributing writer Drew Vass which takes a look at five things that will directly impact the auto glass industry going forward—that aren’t related to auto glass (see page 24). Well kind of. Vass looks at the following five items, and how these factors will impact our industry. It’s really interesting to study all the stats and figures, and ultimately, the information can help companies like yours as you prepare for the next five, ten and even 20 years. Here are those top five we discuss in the article.

1: Subscription-Based Auto Programs
2: Millennials
3: The Amazon Effect
4: On-Demand Ride Services
5: Autonomous Vehicles

You will have to read all about it, and then I would love to hear your take on these five game changers. Are there ones we missed? Drop me an email at

High Five to Women

Let’s face it, auto glass installations are not necessarily easy, so it’s not a huge surprise that most technicians are men. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a viable career for females. Three major industry companies have recognized this fact and developed programs designed to attract more women to the industry. But why is now the right time to do so? Why have three companies chosen now to roll out these programs? Well really many of those Emmariah Holcomb, AGRR editorial assistant, spoke to said these should have been developed sooner. But as drawing people to the trades is becoming increasingly vital now is the ideal time to promote this career opportunity to women. So the future holds challenges and opportunities, no different than any point in time. Let’s all help the industry rise to the challenge and embrace the opportunities.

Tara Taffera is the editorial director of AGRR magazine/

To view the laid-in version of this article in our digital edition, CLICK HERE.

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