The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has recognized First Student's multi-maintenance shop in Marlboro, Mass., with the Blue Seal of Excellence certification for the school bus contractor's commitment to vehicle maintenance.
The ASE Blue Seal of Excellence is the highest certification level given by the organization. The Blue Seal denotes the the recipient hires the best employees, supports their training and insists on the best equipment. Repair businesses, which includes fleet garages, are recognized for at least 75 percent of their technicians who perform diagnostics and repairs having their ASE certification. Each area of service offered in the shop must also be covered by at least one ASE-certified technician.
"Our team is pleased to receive this recognition," said Jim Castelli, First Student's senior vice president for the Southern New England Region. "We attribute much of our success to the importance First Student places on safety, training and keeping up with current technology trends. We are proud of our recent accomplishment and look forward to continuing our great record of service."
The First Student Marlboro Multi-Maintenance Shop services the Nashoba Regional, Northborough-Southboro, Westboro, Wayland, Sudbury, Berlin-Boylston and Salem Public School Districts. At the Marlboro location, First Student employs five ASE Certified technicians.
ASE was created in 1972 to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service.