The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has launched a redesigned website that brings together information for lift buyers, owners and users.
As part of the redesign, ALI brought control of its Directory of Certified Lifts in-house and redeveloped it at the same time as the rest of the site. The Directory of Certified Lifts lists every automotive/truck/vehicle lift that is certified to meet the ANSI/ALI ALCTV (current edition) "Safety Requirements for the Construction, Testing and Validation of Automotive Lifts" standard.
If a lift is not listed, it's not certified. Because lift testing and certification is generally voluntary for manufacturers, lift customers must take charge of their own safety by buying only lifts that have been third-party tested and ALI certified.
The new Directory of Certified Lifts can be browsed by lift type or searched by lift type, manufacturer, brand, model number and/or load rating. Each listing includes the lift's specifications, certification date and manufacturer's contact information. For lifts with certified accessories, the accessories are defined in the listing, including model number, description and rated capacity (if applicable). Listings may also include notes and a picture of the lift.
One new feature of the ALI website is the ALI History section. Set up in a timeline format, the page takes readers from the Institute's founding in 1945 through its near demise in the mid-1970s, its rejuvenation in the 1980s, and its lift-safety-focused activities in the 1990s through the present.
The timeline also calls out notable events in the Institute's past, such as the extension of membership to Canadian manufacturers in 1983 and Aug. 5, 2012, when ALI was the primary partner on the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Ford Fusion driven by Aric Almirola in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400.
To learn more about ALI, visit www.autolift.org.