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March/April 2002

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NEWS
NWRA Completes Recommended Practices; President Steps Down 
The National Windshield Repair Association has been making news lately with all it is doing. The association has finalized its Recommended Practice for the Repair of Windshields—including the long crack addendum—after several years of work and months of debate over the addendum. The final version of the Recommended Practice is available on the NWRA's website, 
www.n-w-r-a.org

In addition, the association has completed its work on the development of an educational marketing CD for all its members. The CD will be distributed at the NWRA conference in April, which will be held in Orlando, Fla., April 5-7. (See "NWRA Conference"  for more info on the conference.)

MARKETING
Rowe Attempts to Educate Consumers
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass of Harrisburg, Pa., recently distributed a news release throughout the Harrisburg area about the effects of winter weather on auto glass. Cindy Rowe, founder and president of the company, reminds consumers that while a small chip in a windshield may appear to be just that in the summer, it can often spread under extreme winter temperatures.

"Following are some conditions that are likely to help that little nick spread beyond repair: temperature extremes, water in the break turning to ice and a hot defroster on a cold, frosty windshield," Rowe said.

Rowe encourages consumers to have their windshields repaired early, before they need replacements, in an effort to make consumers realize that repair is an option when the problem is realized early enough.

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