C.R. Laurence Partners with Auto Glass University


C.R. Laurence Partners with Auto Glass University to Educate Next Generation of AGRR Professionals and Promote Industry Growth
C.R. Laurence to Serve as Host for Auto Glass University’s Southwest Workshop

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10, 2016 – C.R. Laurence–a leading supplier of automotive glass replacement hardware and tools–has partnered with Auto Glass University (AGU) to provide a week–long educational school for industry members that focuses on auto glass installation, replacement, and repair. Classes will take place April 4th through 8th at the SEMA Garage in Los Angeles, California; just a few miles from C.R. Laurence’s ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturing facilities.
The AGU school will teach students the fundamentals of working in the automotive glass industry. Classes not only focus on technical training, but also cover best practices, customer service, safety, and regulatory compliance. The training is ideal for beginners, current auto glass technicians seeking certification, and experienced installers who wish to stay current.

As host of the unbiased AGU School, C.R. Laurence will provide products, supplies, and a team of product experts that will give valuable insight into the industry. The main goal is to develop qualified and driven auto glass technicians that will help push the industry forward.

“Partnering with AGU presents an excellent opportunity to share our combined knowledge and experience with aspiring entrepreneurs so they can effectively navigate the auto glass industry,” said Fred Altamirano, vice president of automotive sales at C.R. Laurence. “Hosting the AGU workshop speaks to our commitment towards maintaining a leadership position in the automotive glass replacement market, but also supporting the growth of the industry as a whole.”

AGU curriculum teaches students the requirements set forth by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, the ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS Standard for aftermarket replacements, and the technician certification programs recognized by the insurance industry. Once students receive their diploma, they will know the necessary components of a safe and successful installation, and will be given the resources needed to overcome any difficulties on the field.

“Auto Glass University is proud to have C.R. Laurence host our southwest regional school in April,” said Bob Beranek, president of Automotive Glass Consultants and founder of Auto Glass University. “For over 40 years, C.R. Laurence has been an industry leader in providing glazing tools, supplies, machinery, and quality aftermarket products. Their name is well known, and having them host one of our workshops is a definite win for AGU and for our students.”

To learn more about Auto Glass University, please visitautoglassuniversity.org or email ann@autoglassuniversity.com. For more information on C.R. Laurence automotive products and services, call (800) 421-6144 ext. 7780 or email automotive@crlaurence.com.


About C.R. Laurence
C.R. Laurence is an ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer and distributor of glazing systems with over 60 years of experience in the industry. The company is a leading supplier to the glazing, architectural, construction, and automotive industries, with service centers located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. With rapid customization capabilities, robust stock inventories, and a worldwide distribution network, C.R. Laurence’s single-source model delivers one of the shortest lead times in the marketplace. For more information, call (800) 421-6144 or email askus@crlaurence.com. Glaziers may also visit crlaurence.com. Architects and specifiers, visit crl-arch.com

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