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Automotive Lift Institute Announces New Board Member

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Dec. 10, 2013—The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) announced that its board of directors, historically comprised solely of lift manufacturers, will include a representative from the lift inspection side of the business for the first time beginning in 2014.

Evan Calarco of Total Tool Ltd. in Castleton, N.Y. was elected to serve as the board’s first Associate Class member during the annual membership meeting held in Las Vegas on Nov. 4.

“The addition to our board of an Associate Class member who represents ALI Certified Lift Inspectors reflects well on the growth of the organization and our vision for the future,” said R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, ALI president.

The new Associate Class of ALI membership was created as part of ALI’s Lift Inspector Certification program launched in Nov. 2012, a third-party qualification for vehicle lift inspectors. Any North American organization with at least one ALI Certified Lift Inspector on staff may join ALI as an Associate Class member.

Associate Class members have access to industry resources, training materials and discounts. They also vote to put forth the Associate Class member board representative. More than 40 companies have joined ALI as Associate Class members in the past three months.

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