Congratulations to the following elected AEMA members that will serve a two year term on the AEMA Board of Directors starting January 1, 2014:
Scott Cleary Mobility Concepts Fife, WA Dealer/Contractor Member
Will Cromwell Bedco Mobility Baltimore, MD Dealer/Contractor Member
Mark Townsend Garaventa Surrey, BC Manufacturer Member
The three newly elected Directors will join the following current board members serving the second year of their term in 2014:
Don Zimmerman Home Lift of TX San Antonio, TX Dealer/Contractor Member
Deb Leary Access Lifts & Ramps Rochester, NY Dealer/Contractor Member
Tom McIsaac Stannah Stairlift Franklin, MA Manufacturer Member
September 25, 2013
AEMA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at this year’s NAEC Conference in Tampa, FL, from 5 to 6:30PM, Wednesday September 25, 2013. All members are again invited to attend. Exact event location & details will be e-mailed to all members as the event draws near.
NAEC RECEIVES THE NEW OCCUPATIONAL TITLE OF “ACCESSIBILITY & RESIDENTIAL TECHNICIAN”: The US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship has approved the application to secure a BLS O*NET-SOC Code for the occupation of Accessibility and Private Residence Lift Technician (CAT). A DOL Bulletin has been sent to the DOL Office of Apprenticeship in all states advising on this matter. This is a huge milestone for our industry. See our AEMA newsletter or contact NAEC for additional information. We will include more details on this matter on our AEMA website as well.
NAEC responds to “first response questions” from the Department of Labor (DOL), concerning NAEC’s previous submittal of a DOL Occupational Code Application for our Residential & Accessibility industry, using their CAT™ as the main program for a separate SOC code to the DOL the
ASME held their first meetings for the 2013 year in Las Vegas the week of January 7. AEMA was represented on both the PRE (residential elevator committee) and the A18 (wheelchair lift committee) with several AEMA members on each committee.
Elections were held for Board positions with a record number of nominees this year. Results from the election are as follows:
Newly Elected Board Members:
Don Zimmerman - Home Elevator of TX - Contractor Member
Deb Leary - Access Lifts & Ramps - Contractor Member
Tom McIsaac - Stannah Stairlift - Manufacturer Member
Returning Board Members:
Joe Newstrom - Arrow Lift - Contractor Member
Mark Bosley - Adaptive Environments - Contractor Member
Mark Townsend - Garaventa - Manufacturer Member
September, 18, 2012:
AEMA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Atlantic City, NJ during the NAEC Convention (only a few weeks prior to Hurricane Sandy’s destruction of the NJ coastline). The AGM was well attended by members, honorary members & guests interested in joining AEMA, including lively discussion with good food and beverage. This event always presents a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues and to make new acquaintances as well.
In addition to enjoyable socializing, a meeting was held to discuss a number of issues currently facing our industry & businesses. Foremost among those, was the continuing need for our industry to develop a federally approved national education & training program, for merit shop technicians in our industry, to be available for each state’s legislature as they adopt House Bills into Law. Another discussion of importance was the concern of Do It Yourself (DIY) installations allowed by some providers of our product line.
Thanks to all who attended; we look forward to seeing everyone again at our next AGM.
SUBMISSION FOR A SEPARATE OCCUPATIONAL TITLE FOR OUR RESIDENTIAL & ACCESSIBILITY TECHNICIANS: AEMA responds to the Department of Labor’s invitation to AEMA (& a short list of other Subject Matter Experts) to complete & return their Determination Worksheet for a new DOL Occupational Title of “Accessibility and Private Residence Lift Technician” (O*NET-SOC CODE 47-4021.00; RAPIDS CODE: 0174). This invitation came as the result of NAEC’s previous submittal for this separate Occupational Title (SOC Code) for our industry. AEMA has heavily supported this NAEC program.