The first graduating class of Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Certified Lift Inspectors includes 20 Rotary Lift distributor and installer employees — more than any other manufacturer. More than 100 additional Rotary Lift-affiliated inspectors are currently enrolled in the program and on their way to achieving certification.
"Because of our commitment to customer safety and productivity, Rotary Lift has taken a leadership role in supporting the ALI Lift Inspector Certification initiative," says Ron Lainhart, Rotary Lift parts and service manager and an ALI Factory Designated Trainer. "Our distributors and Rotary Authorized Installers (RAIs) have stepped up and shown that they are committed to the same principles by being among the first to enroll in the program.
"We congratulate the inspectors who have already completed the certification process. They are available to inspect customer lifts now, providing a trustworthy resource for shop owners across the country."
Rotary Lift holds its extensive North American distributor and RAI network to high standards, with requirements for regular factory training, parts availability and insurance coverage. Starting next year, Rotary Lift will also require all RAIs to have at least one Certified Lift Inspector on staff.
Annual lift inspections are required by ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011, the national standard covering vehicle lift operation, inspection and maintenance. Annual lift inspections by ALI Certified Lift Inspectors ensure equipment reliability. A professional lift inspection identifies any issues early, before they can grow into major problems. This protects employees, reduces lost days, maintains productivity and lowers lift repair costs.
ALI Certified Lift Inspectors are qualified to inspect any vehicle lift built regardless of manufacturer, so a Rotary Lift distributor who has completed the program is capable of professionally inspecting a shop's entire inventory of lifting equipment.
Rotary Lift distributors with certified inspectors on staff include:
Air & Electrical Systems
Certified inspector: Larry Taylor
Automotive Equipment Specialists
Comstock Park, Mich.
Certified inspectors: Doug Maatman, Steve Roelofs
Certified inspector: Cole Siegle
Don Parker Sales
Certified inspector: Nick Plakidas
East Texas Automotive Equipment
Mount Pleasant, Texas
Certified inspectors: Allen Curry, Gary Lockaby
Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Certified inspector: Robert Burnell
Kubat Equipment and Service Company
Certified inspector: Donnie Haddock
Certified inspectors: James Girdlestone, Marvin Girdlestone, Charles Newcomb
P-A-M Consulting Service
Certified inspectors: Derek Cross, Richard Cross, Thomas Cross
R. Conrad Reese Sales & Service
Certified inspector: R. Conrad Reese
Certified inspectors: Robert Brown, Arthur Witkowski
Sankey Equipment Company
San Antonio, Texas
Certified inspector: Dustin Sandoval
VSE of Georgia
Certified inspector: James Gregory
Certification program gives lift owners a new way to select inspectors.