Batter Up!May 12th, 2011 | By agrss | Category: Auto Glass Safety Council Updates
Note: The following is a guest blog written by Gerald Zwart, president of Clearview Windshields, an AGRSS®-Registered Company based in Inwood, Iowa.
It’s baseball season! The other day I was pondering baseball and the AGRSS® Standard. Now how does that compare anyway?
Looking back and into the future, AGRSS® and baseball have a lot in common. When the AGRSS® Council was formed, there was a team of investors, managers and coaches put together. Investors were the people and companies that invested time and money. Managers were those willing to work together to write the Standard. Coaches are those who encourage and educate the glass shops.
We needed players, though—the people who signed up and became AGRSS®-Registered Shops. Many players made it to first base by signing and saying they would do what the Standard said. Many made it to second base by doing self-audits and sending in deliverables. Some panicked and left the game and didn’t make it to third base. However, making it to third base (the physical audits) is a great accomplishment for owners, managers, coaches, players and all those who stayed in the game.
If we are going to start scoring, we still need more players. Now is the time to invest in AGRSS®. If we expect AGRSS® to do all it can to save the auto glass industry, it is time that ALL glass shops get up to bat and help win the game.
The AGRSS® Council needs to have all its bases covered, including the outfield and relief player.
Now is the time for each of us to become an AGRSS®-Registered Company so the Council can market to the insurance industry and tell the insurance people that they have shops (players) in all parts of the country.
Remember what JFK said? “It’s not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”
Now it’s time for all my fellow glass shops to do and say, “It’s not what AGRSS® can do for me, but what I can do for AGRSS®.” Please, if you are not registered, get registered SOON! I hope to see you all in Memphis in September! Let’s have one big showing and party! Do it for your industry’s sake!