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News   November 29, 2019   by Allan Janssen

ALI celebrates 75 years with formal resolution

From left to right: Buck Gasner, DEKRA North America; Doug Brown, Vehicle Service Group; Stet Schanze, Gray Manufacturing Company; Jeff Kritzer, BendPak; Howard Yeo, TLS Lifts; Stan Poweska, PKS Lifts; and R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, ALI.

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) will celebrate 75 years as the lift industry safety watchdog in 2020.

The ALI board of directors adopted a resolution recognizing the milestone at its annual meeting Nov. 3, pledging that the organization will continue to explore new concepts and approaches to promote the safe design, construction, installation, inspection, and use of automotive lifts.

“For 75 years, responsible lift manufacturers have focused on protecting technicians and others who use their equipment every day,” said R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, ALI president. “We’re proud of ALI’s legacy of safety and commitment to the industry, and we look forward to highlighting our heritage in the year ahead.”

The 75th anniversary pledge reads as follows:

In addition to the resolution, the board approved a marketing plan to promote the organization’s 75th anniversary throughout 2020 and introduced a commemorative anniversary logo.

Founded in 1945, the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is a trade association of North American-based lift manufacturers. The Cortland, N.Y-based association’s mission is to promote the safe design, construction, installation, service, inspection and use of automotive lifts.


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