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Inaugural class of ALI certified lift inspectors includes 9 Forward Lift affiliates

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 07:14
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Forward Lift’s nationwide distributor and installer network now includes nine Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Certified Lift Inspectors. These ALI Certified Lift Inspectors are qualified to provide professional inspections of any vehicle lift, regardless of manufacturer. Several more Forward Lift affiliates have enrolled in the certification program, which was created last year to give shop owners a trustworthy resource for finding qualified lift inspectors to complete mandatory annual lift inspections.

“Annual lift inspections are required under ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011, the national standard covering vehicle lift operation, inspection and maintenance,” says Lance Jones, sales and brand manager for Forward Lift. “In supporting the ALI Lift Inspector Certification initiative, our distributors have equipped themselves with a valuable tool to serve their customers. Certified inspectors are able to identify lift issues before they become problems, which prevents expensive repairs, maintains shop productivity, and protects employees.”

Before the ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program was launched, lift owners had little to rely on when selecting an inspector. Now, they have third-party verification that the Certified Lift Inspector is fully qualified to inspect any make or model of lift. An ALI Certified Lift Inspector can inspect a shop’s entire lift inventory at one time, regardless of the equipment manufacturer.

ALI Certified Lift Inspectors receive individual certification numbers that are listed in ALI’s online directory of Certified Lift Inspectors, on their certification patches and on the stickers they apply to lifts they inspect. Forward Lift distributors with certified inspectors on staff include:

All Seasons Equipment
Allenstown, N.H.
Certified inspector: Aaron Corsetti

Benco Equipment
Shakopee, Minn.
Certified inspector: Cole Siegle

Coastal Automotive Equipment Sales
Vero Beach, Fla.
Certified inspectors: Barry Harrell, Mark Sammartino

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

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

Snag Equipment Brokers
Alabaster, Ala.
Certified inspector: Barry Holcomb

To find a Forward Lift distributor, installer or lift inspector in your area, call (800) 423-1722. Complete information about the full line of Forward Lift vehicle lifts is available at Forward Lift is active on Facebook,, and Twitter,

About Forward Lift
Established in 1968, Forward Lift is a leading manufacturer of vehicle lifts for a wide range of customers, including independent repair shops, car dealers, body shops, national accounts, vehicle enthusiasts, hobbyists and heavy-duty truck maintenance facilities. Its products are sold by dedicated distributors and national parts suppliers, including NAPA, Carquest and Pep Boys.

Forward Lift is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. VSG comprises nine major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Forward® Lift, Rotary® Lift, Chief® Automotive Technologies, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Elektron, Blitz® and nogra®. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO-9001-certified manufacturing facilities on three continents. VSG is part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), a multi-billion dollar, global producer of innovative equipment, specialty systems and value-added services.

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