Equalizer is a founding sponsor of Auto Glass University and provides Equalizer® auto glass removal and replacement tools for the school.
Equalizer® has invented, developed or brought to market the majority of new tools that have been introduced into the auto glass industry since 1987. They are the leading source of auto glass removal and replacement products in the world.
Pilkington provides OEM quality glass products to auto glass replacement professionals throughout the United States, with markets extending into Canada and Mexico and stocks glass products for over 2000 makes and models of vehicles on the road today. All products meet or exceed Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Pilkington is committed to providing superior service and support to the auto glass replacement professionals, continuously seeking to improve and expand upon existing products and services to meet diverse and changing customer needs.
Pilkington provides all auto glass necessary for the hands-on auto glass training at AGU.
Mainstreet Computers, Inc. started small in May of 1982. Owners, David Carnahan and Thomas Bowles created custom programs exclusively for each individual client. Mainstreet™ provides software solutions to simplify the day-to-day business operations of glass shops in the U.S. and Canada. With a full circle of products and services including Front Line 24/7/365 Call Center and Website Development, Mainstreet™ has all the tools necessary for success.
As North America's leading glass software provider, Mainstreet™ credits their customers for their success. Customers trust Mainstreet™ to keep a watchful eye on the business climate and diligently work to improve products and services to meet those ongoing changes. As technology evolves to make lives easier, Mainstreet™ continues to provide time-saving services for the glass industry by making use of the latest technologies available.
Since 1937, Sika Corporation, based in Lyndhurst, NJ, is been a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets including transportation, marine, and automotive. Its technologies are focused on sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting. Employing more than 900 people in 7 manufacturing, 2 R&D facilities, and sales and marketing offices throughout the country, Sika Corporation is the largest company of the Sika Group. Sika provides sealant to the class.
The Core of the Automotive Glass Repair and Replacement Industry
The Independent Glass Association (IGA) is a community of people — independent glass shops, industry representatives, educators and technicians - committed to safety and proper repair or replacement. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, we strive to advance the automotive glass repair and replacement industry and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of quality service to positively change people’s lives. Our members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and beyond. You can learn more about our latest initiatives by reviewing our strategic plan.
Founded in 1995, the IGA is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for the automotive glass repair and replacement (AGRR) industry. The IGA inspires and enriches our members by promoting the value of safety, quality and business know-how. Professional members of the IGA must pass rigorous acceptance standards, including a combination of accredited safety education and/or full-time work experience and passage of a accreditation examination administered by the National Council for Auto Glass Qualification (NCAGQ) or the Automotive Glass Safety Council (AGSC) formally known as AGRSS.
IGA Industry Partners include suppliers and distributors with some 500+ individual representatives, uniting the professional member with manufacturers of industry-related products and services.
Other Major Contributors Include: