Twenty Rotary Lift Distributor and Installer Employees Achieve ALI Lift Inspector Certification

Aug 13, 2013, 13:40 ET from Rotary Lift

MADISON, Ind., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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"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
Kodak, Tenn.
Certified inspector: Larry Taylor

Automotive Equipment Specialists
Comstock Park, Mich.
Certified inspectors: Doug Maatman, Steve Roelofs

Benco Equipment
Shakopee, Minn.
Certified inspector: Cole Siegle

Don Parker Sales
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Certified inspector: Nick Plakidas

East Texas Automotive Equipment
Mount Pleasant, Texas
Certified inspectors: Allen Curry, Gary Lockaby

Equipment 911
Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Certified inspector: Robert Burnell

Kubat Equipment and Service Company
Denver, Colo.
Certified inspector: Donnie Haddock

Amherst, N.Y.
Certified inspectors: James Girdlestone, Marvin Girdlestone, Charles Newcomb

P-A-M Consulting Service
Marathon, N.Y.
Certified inspectors: Derek Cross, Richard Cross, Thomas Cross

R. Conrad Reese Sales & Service
Knoxville, Tenn.
Certified inspector: R. Conrad Reese

Bristol, Conn.
Certified inspectors: Robert Brown, Arthur Witkowski

Sankey Equipment Company
San Antonio, Texas
Certified inspector: Dustin Sandoval

VSE of Georgia
Tyrone, Ga.
Certified inspector: James Gregory

To find a Rotary Lift distributor or installer in your area, call (800) 640-5438. Complete information about Rotary Lift light- and heavy-duty lifts is available at You can also find Rotary Lift on Facebook,; Twitter,; and YouTube,

About Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift is the leading brand of vehicle lifts and equipment designed to increase technician productivity. Founded in 1925 by the inventor of the first automotive hydraulic lift, Rotary Lift offers the broadest line of lifts for use in professional automotive service, commercial truck and transit, and enthusiast/residential customer segments. There are more Rotary Lift products used in vehicle repair shops around the world than any other brand.

Rotary Lift is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. VSG comprises nine major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Rotary Lift, Chief® Automotive Technologies, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Elektron, Blitz® and nogra®. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

SOURCE Rotary Lift