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Rotary distributors, installers lead in ALI certification

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MADISON, Ind. (July 10, 2014) — Rotary Lift, a Vehicle Service Group brand, is leading the charge in promoting the Automotive Lift Institute’s (ALI) Lift Inspector Certification Program, with more than 50 members of its service network completing the program in the last nine months, the firm said.

Rotary Lift has more ALI Certified Lift Inspectors within its distribution channel than any other manufacturer, it claimed, making it easy for lift users across North America to find an inspector.

More than half of all the distributors and installers within Rotary Lift’s service network have enrolled an employee in the program, the firm said, and that number will grow substantially by year-end because Rotary Lift is requiring each of its Rotary Authorized Installers (RAIs) to have at least one certified lift inspector on staff by 2015.

RAIs are the factory-trained, exclusive providers of Rotary Lift warranty work. They are the only distributors authorized to install Rotary Lift’s SmartLift and MOD series of environmentally friendly in-ground lifts and heavy-duty parallelogram lifts, the company said.

Rotary Lift’s distributor and installer network includes more than 400 companies spread across the U.S. and Canada, said Ron Lainhart, parts and service manager for Rotary Lift and an ALI factory designated trainer.

“We have taken a leadership role in supporting the ALI Lift Inspector Certification initiative so that lift users everywhere can turn to a trusted name for inspections. More than half of all ALI Certified Lift Inspectors are affiliated with Rotary Lift and are qualified to inspect lifts built by any manufacturer.”

Annual vehicle lift inspections are required by ANSI/ALI ALOIM-2008, the national standard covering vehicle lift operation, inspection and maintenance, Rotary Lift said. Annual inspections by an ALI certified lift inspector protect employees and maintain bay productivity by identifying lift issues before they grow into major problems, according to the firm.

Certified lift inspectors follow standard inspection procedures approved by the ALI.

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