Calif. — Alliance Inspection Management Inc. (AiM) struck an an agreement with

Ford Motor Credit Company to takeover floorplan audits at dealerships with wholesale

financing from the captive lender. The vehicle inspection company will also

conduct lease-end inspections of vehicles financed by the captive finance company.

Ford Credit employees previously handled these functions.

As part of

the agreement, approximately 110 current Ford Credit employees will be offered

fulltime positions with AiM later this summer. The influx of new workers will

increase AiM's total number of employees to more than 625. Both current AiM

employees and the new hires will be cross-trained to work on all AiM accounts.


are very pleased that Ford Credit has selected AiM for these very important

activities," said Jim Yates, president & CEO, AiM. "They align

nicely with our existing business and give us the unique opportunity to add

experienced employees who will make AiM stronger for all of our clients."

Ford Credit's employees will be merged into the overall AiM workforce along

with the culture they'll bring from their Ford experience. AiM management

believes both groups can learn from each other and make the combined workforce

smarter, more efficient and more capable.


vision for AiM is to be an industry-wide partnership that allows all of our

customers and partners to better manage their portfolios as positive

contributors to bottom line profits," said Yates.

AiM has

conducted more than 50-million vehicle inspections since it was founded in