ALOA SPAI Creates Institutional Locksmith Division
ALOA Security Professional Association, Inc. (ALOA SPAI) announces the formation of a new division developed to meet the unique needs of institutional locksmiths. ALOA Institutional Locksmiths (AIL) division will soon commence operations to provide benefits to their members who work as in-house locksmiths.
“Institutional locksmiths have been under-served for a very long time. We are forming this new division in order to rectify that situation. AIL will provide comprehensive services and benefits that are tailored to meet the unique occupational needs of our in-house locksmith members,” says Tom Demont, AHC, CAI, CFDI, IFDI, CFL, CMIL, CML, CPS, ARL, president of ALOA SPAI. “Broad-based support is in place from institutional locksmiths within our membership ranks, as well as from across the country, who have been clamoring for ALOA SPAI to provide these services. The time is right to set this plan in motion.”
Demont has asked long-time institutional locksmith, John Truempy, CMIL, CRL, IFDI, to be the first director of AIL. Truempy has been an institutional locksmith for over 25 years, and has over 15 years of association management experience, serving as president, chairman-of-the board and director for numerous organizations. Truempy is also a highly respected locksmith industry author and instructor.
"I can't wait to get started on this project. It's long overdue." Truempy continues, "ALOA SPAI will be able to provide the professional resources necessary to develop the programs that our institutional members want and need."
The ALOA Institutional Locksmiths is dedicated to increasing and enhancing the technical skills of its members through education and certification. By partnering with locksmith, security and door hardware industry companies and organizations, we strive to provide a safe and secure environment for our employers, co-workers and patrons utilizing technical expertise and professionalism.
Institutional locksmiths who are currently members of ALOA SPAI will automatically be enrolled in AIL. They will also be able to use the new AIL logo immediately.
CLARK Security Expands In Houston, Seattle
CLARK Seattle has relocated to a newer, larger, and more accommodating facility less than two miles from its previous home. The branch is now co-located with CLARK’s parent company, Anixter International, providing access to more resources than ever before.
CLARK-Seattle branch re-opened its doors for business April 22, just in time to celebrate Earth Day in a facility that is more energy efficient as well as resourceful when it comes to recycling. The facility is fitted with skylights, and lights turn off in the warehouse to conserve electricity when they are not needed. Last year, the facility recycled 8.2 tons of refuse.
Here are a few additional improvements:
- State-of-the-art training facility
- Larger will call and showroom area
- New phone system to better serve our clients
The new address is: CLARK Security Products Seattle, 21419 64th Ave S, Kent WA 98032. Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
Fax & phone numbers remain the same: Toll–free: 800.942.5275. Fax: 253.437.0791.
In other news, CLARK Security Products has expanded its Houston, Texas, safe depot into a stocking warehouse. The Houston location now stocks over 3,000 everyday line items. CLARK sales representatives are on site, ready to serve local locksmiths and provide the resources and solutions they need to be successful.
The address is: 9900 Sam Houston Center Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77064. Phone: 972-353-7076. Toll-free: 800-483-5625. Fax: 888-682-3329.
Visit clarksecurity.com for more information.
D&D Technologies Observes Drowning Prevention Month
D&D Technologies supported the National Drowning Prevention Alliance’s (NDPA) campaign to promote May as “National Drowning Prevention Month,” in a collaborative effort across the country, with other organizations involved in water safety, drowning prevention, aquatic safety, and recreational activities. For more information, visit NDPA.org.