Press Release from the Republican Caucus of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Aug. 8, 2011:
The Associated Locksmiths of America & the Tennessee Organization of Locksmiths to Perform Community Service at Nashville Rescue Mission
(August 08, 2011, NASHVILLE) – The Associated Locksmiths of America, Inc. (ALOA) will hold their 55th Annual Convention & Security Expo this week at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. The convention will host members from all over the country and will have over 100 international members representing 21 countries. In recent years, the Tennessee Organization of Locksmiths (TOOL) has made legislative strides in Tennessee to protect consumers, professionalize the industry, and improve public safety.
During their time in Nashville, ALOA members will join forces with TOOL to perform a community service project at the Nashville Rescue Mission on August 10th between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and noon. The Nashville Rescue Mission is a faith-based organization established in 1954 to serve the needs of the homeless in Middle Tennessee.
The locksmiths will donate their services and material to make needed repairs and improve the security of the facility. Director of Operations Billy Eldridge stated, “I think it is great. It will make the facility more safe and secure.”
On Wednesday August 11th, convention attendees will celebrate as Governor Haslam has issued a certificate recognizing the day as Tennessee Professional Locksmith Day. Representative Curry Todd (R—Collierville), who serves as Chairman of the House State & Local committee, will deliver the Keynote Address and lead an honorary ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at the Opryland Hotel. Rep. Todd is a retired law enforcement officer and former owner and operator of family owned locksmith business in the Memphis area for over fifteen years.