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Richard S. Daley entered the towing industry in 1970 working part time on nights and weekend’s as he continued to strive to finish his high school education. He started working for A-1 Towing in 1973 successfully bought his first tow truck in 1976 and finally alongside his wife was able to purchase A-1 Towing in 1981. A-1 Towing is now an operation that specializes in heavy duty recovery as well as air cushion recoveries.
Richard has received extensive training from Ontario Recovery Group as well as acquiring a Level 67A with WreckMaster. He is also trained in working with hazardous materials and spills. Richard was one of the founding directors of the Canadian Towing Society back in 1985. Richard is currently a member of Ontario Recovery Group which he was president of in 1996-97. He is also a member of Provincial Towing Association, Automotive Transportation Services and Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.
Richard supports many local community events such as Berrisfield Community Baseball, Punch Bowl Country Market’s Annual Car Show, Motorcycle Ride for the Little Guys-Children’s Cancer Research and M3D Racing.
Richard has been awarded the Most Influential Opinion from WreckMaster in 2000. He has also been awarded the Outstanding Business Achievement Award in 1999 for ongoing Business Excellence in the City of Hamilton.
A-1 Towing continues to be a well respected business within the City of Hamilton and strives to promote good business ethics. Richard along with his supportive family and staff have vowed to continue to work towards the goal of having towing operators designated as First Responders.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
20th Anniversary Celebration of the Museum
International Towing Museum - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday, September 11, 2015
Welcome Reception and Auction (Ticketed Event)
DoubleTree Hotel - 7pm
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Wall of the Fallen Ceremony
International Towing Museum - 10am
2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet (Ticketed Event)
DoubleTree Hotel - 6pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Breakfast with Inductees and General Membership Meeting (Ticketed Event)
DoubleTree Hotel - 9am
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Admission and Hours
Adults - $10.00
Seniors (55 or older)/Military/AAA - $9.00
Children 6 - 14 - $6.00
Children under 5 are free.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Summer Hours (March. 1-Oct.31)
Monday - Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 11 - 5
Winter Hours (Nov 1-Feb.28)
Monday - Saturday 10 - 4:30
Sunday 11 - 5
Closed Major Holidays