News Flash $5000 to the museum. Since then, we have spoken to many other friends in the industry and in particular Texas Towing & Storage Assoc. to bring in several donators for a total of $3525 from donators Todd Johnston (Apple Towing), Danny Potts (Chubs Towing & Recovery), Andy Chesney (B & B Wrecker), Mike Poole (Neal Poole Reckers), Don Ward (Wards Towing), Albert Delgado (Delgados Wrecker Service), Tye Smith (Hwy 290 Wrecker Service) & Ford Wagner (Texas Auto Carriers). Matthew Porter of 24 Hour Towing & Recovery from Washington State made a personal donation and also from his state association Towing & Recovery Association of WA donated, Andy Malpocker (Purpose Wrecker) and Puryear Towing donated. With all that hard work and support from our friends we want to thank Pete once again for allowing us at ATRI to present a check for $14,000
to the Museum at the Florida Tow Show after the year they have had like many others, it is a blessing to give to them.
Revelations in Tow Classes
Academy Seminars are heating up for the Comeback of American Towman shows as industry educators get ready for the four shows that run August through November in cities across the nation. AT’s Academy has a legacy of helping tow business owners of all ages and levels of experience rise to the top of their game. “No tow boss knows everything,” said Steve Calitri, originator of the Academy. “It’s the nature of a small business owner always scrapping to stay on top of things. He thinks, no one could know the ins and outs of running the business like himself, totally immersed in the operation.
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But it’s for that very reason one needs fresh perspectives and new ideas. Most bosses are in the rut of doing things as they’ve been doing them for years.” The Academy is known for presenting seminars on the specifics of operational areas, from management issues to recovery techniques. For example, Bobby Tuttle of CIRT, is presenting a seminar in San Antonio August 7th on Recovery from Median Cable Barriers Systems. With a session devoted to just that, tow bosses and recovery specialists in the audience will take away details that stick with them when back home. Another example of specificity in the Academy is the session on Preserving Forensic Evidence that show towers how to serve law enforcement with related incidents. In Las Vegas at the American Towman ShowPlace (ATShowPlace.com) in September, Bob