NWRA membership puts you on the leading edge of timely information and gives you a strong influence in the industry. Your membership not only couples you with the dynamic leaders of the windshield repair industry, but with a voice in your destiny equal to any other member.
To receive information about joining our association, click here, and e-mail us your name, business name, mailing address and phone number. We will send you a copy of the "NWRA News", "Auto Glass Repair & Replacement (AGRR) Magazine" and some samples of our marketing aids.
A Brief History of NWRA
I 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 the founding of windshield repair in the early 1970’s until the first publication of the 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 1990’s, the ability of the publications and organizations to serve the windshield repair industry lagged behind the exploding growth and specialized needs of the windshield repair industry. In September 1994 a group of eight dedicated windshield repairers met in Tucson AZ and founded the National Windshield Repair Association. The founders are Richard Campfield, Jackie Newman, Paul Gross, Ed Fields, Bill Batley, David Taylor, Dave Schuh and Steve Oyer.
The mission of the National Windshield Repair Association 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:
- To serve as an advocate for the windshield repair industry before government, and other regulatory groups.
The National Windshield Repair Association has developed marketing aids including a brochure "Your Guide to Windshield Repair", Windshield Savers and a CD on windshield repair. We hold a national conference every year providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, presenting industry information, educational seminars and social interaction for members and invited guests.
NWRA, in conjunction with the National Glass Association (NGA), 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).
National Windshield Repair Association 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 NWRA for information and consultation. We are the only trade association devoted solely to the windshield repair industry.