2014 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    Towing Museum LogoSource: International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum

    Six outstanding industry leaders have been selected for induction into the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame as the Class of 2014.

    Derek Beahan (Dublin, Ireland), Mel Berman-Deceased (Tamarac, Florida), Julie A. Hanifen (Des Moines, Iowa), Luc Migneault (Timmins, Ontario, Canada), Randall C. Resch Alpine, California) and Randall L. Schranz (Colorado Springs, Colorado) were nominated by members of the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum for their many contributions to the towing and recovery industry, their families and their communities. (more…)

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    Haas Towing

    Haas TowingThis 2013 Ford F650 with a 21-foot Century 12 Series Low Center of Gravity (LCG) aluminum bed belongs to Haas Towing of Rockford, Ill. Features include a 260 hp Cummins engine, passenger-side 48-inch by 24-inch deep aluminum toolbox with stainless steel door, 72-inch by 24 inch deep drivers’ side aluminum toolbox, wireless remote winch controls, keyless entry, remote start and alarm. It also has a 58-inch Code 3 2100 Series 16-head LED light bar, window vent shades, air suspension, air compressor, XLT trim, vinyl upgrades seats to 40/20/40 and aluminum wheels.

    Family owned and operated Haas Towing has been in business since 1980. The fleet consists of six car carriers, a self-loader and a medium-duty tow truck. The company services the Winnebago county (Rockford, Ill.) area and handles towing, transporting exotic cars, road service and specialty jobs.

     

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Industry News

ATRI Presents Check to Alabama Association
American Towing and Recovery Institute

Lynn Hurst (left), president or the Alabama Towing and Recovery Association, and Wes Wilburn, founder of the American Towing and Recovery Institute.

 

 

On February 24, 2014, the American Towing and Recovery Institute (ATRI) presented a check for $4,765 to the Alabama Towing and Recovery Association to help benefit Alabama towers. The funds are proceeds from an on-going joint relationship between the Alabama Towing and Recovery Association and ATRI from training and certification courses held by both groups in 2013.

The Alabama Towing and Recovery Association is a nonprofit trade organization serving the interests of the professional towing operator in Alabama. Activities include training, legislation, networking and civic volunteer projects.

The American Towing and Recovery Institute is a not-for-profit membership-based organization founded in 2013 to promote safety, education, positive public relations and networking within the towing and recovery industry.

For more information about the American Towing and Recovery Institute visit americantowingandrecoveryinstitute.org, phone 910-747-9000 or email info@americantowingandrecoveryinstitute.org.

For information about the Alabama Towing and Recovery Association call 205-314-8989.


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