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  • Completed Basic Locksmith Training.
  • Bill's Locksmithing Service Founded.

  • Completed Training on Safe Lock Servicing.
  • Completed Factory Training on Abloy Security Locks.
  • Completed Factory Training on Domestic Automotive Lock Service through All-Lock Company.

  • Joined ALOA, an International Organization of Professional Locksmiths.

  • Received 4th Place Award for Design of Mobile Service Vehicle in International Contest...Articles on Bill's Locksmithing Service Appeared in Milwaukee Sentinel, Superior Evening Telegram, and Spooner Advocate.
  • Completed Training in Safe Lock Manipulation.

  • Completed Training in Security Systems Management

  • Joined the SAVTA, an International Organization and Network of Professional Safe and Vault Technicians.

  • Achieved Rating of CRL Through a Profiency Registration Program of ALOA at an International Convention in Chicago, IL.
  • Successfully Completed Mandatory Categories Plus Specialty Areas Covering Domestic Automobile Service; Master Key Systems; Installation, Servicing, Opening, and Repairing of Safes and Security Containers.

  • Charter Member of Wisconsin Indianhead Chapter of ALOA.
  • Joined National Safemans Organization.

  • Completed Training in Electronic Locking Systems.
  • Became Certified Dealer for Fort Lock Corp.

  • Bill's Locksmithing Service is Featured in Ashland Daily Press Focus on Business article.
  • Completed General Motors Steering Column Lock Service course.
  • Completed Commercial Door and Door Closer Training.

  • Achieved rating of CPL through the proficiency registration program of ALOA at the International convention in Chicago, IL.
  • Specialty areas which were completed include foreign automotive service, door closers, life/safety codes, high-security cylinder servicing, special application cylinders, tubular cylinder servicing, low-voltage electricity, keyless mechanical locks, motorcycle locks, specialty & custom lock installation, interchangeable core lock service, and eletromechanical access control.
  • Completed MEDECO Lock Factory Training.
  • Received Updated Training on New Electronic-Based Automotive Security Systems.

  • Supplied and installed locks on home receiving the 2003 Wisconsin Builders Association Whole House Remodel Project of the Year Award.

  • Bill's Locksmithing Service Incorporated as Bill's Locksmith Service Inc.
  • Completed Basic Training on Maxcess Card Systems
  • Received LaGard Electronic Safe Lock Certification Training on LP Audit, LG Basic, LG Combo, and SafeGard Models
  • Received factory certification from Kaba Ilco on E-Plex 5000 series Push Button auditing access control locks.
  • Attended factory training on Auditcon 2 Safe Lock systems from Kaba Mas
  • Expanded Automotive Services into duplication and origination for all import (and domestic) auto "Computer" and "Chip" keys

  • Acheived rating of CPS (Certified Professional Safeman) through the proficiency registration program of SAVTA.
  • Specialty areas tested included UL Standards for Safes, Locks, High Security Keys and Vaults, SMNA and JIS rating systems, Approved Safe Lock servicing techniques for common U.S. Safe Locks, Time Locks and Delayed Action time Locks, Lock Manipulation and Dialing Diagnostics, Lock Installation Procedures, GSA (Government Services Administration) Security Container Procedures and Specifications, Safe and Vault Door Adjustment and Alignment, Safe Drilling and proper repair techniques, Safe Deposit Lock Construction, Service and Opening Procedures, Key Operated Safe Lock Construction, Service and Opening Procedures, and Safe Related Electronics.

  • Successfully completed specialized training in Jail and Prison Detention Locks. Achieving completion of this specialization was the final step for receiving the designation of "Certified Master Locksmith" through the Proficiency Registration Program of the Associated Locksmiths of America. The CML credential provides an objective measure of an individual's knowledge and competency in locksmithing and physical security. Throughout the world, it is the locksmith profession's highest recognition of practitioners. In order to earn this credential, William A Cochran, CML, CPS, had to pass comprehensive examinations that tested his knowledge and skills in major areas of locksmithing. These areas include:
    - Foreign and Domestic Automotive Locks and Keys
    - Motorcycle Locks and Keys
    - Door Closers
    - Life Safety Codes®
    - High-Security Lock Cylinders
    - Tubular Lock Cylinders
    - Exit and Panic Hardware
    - Door Hardware and related components (service, specifications, and installation)
    - Low-Voltage Electrical Service
    - Keyless (pushbutton) Locks, Mechanical and Electrical
    - Combination Locks
    - Safe Deposit Box Locks
    - Safe and Vault Opening, Servicing, and Installation
    - Interchangeable Core Locks including Best® and non-Best® styles
    - Alarm Systems
    - Detention Locks

  • Achieved status of "Certified Automotive Locksmith" (CAL) awarded through the Proficiency Registration Program of the Associated Locksmiths of America. This was accomplished in Bill's first sitting for this comprehensive exam which covers all aspects of domestic and import automotive key generation and lock service. Bill is the first locksmith in Northern Wisconsin to have achieved this status and is, in fact, one of the very few lock professionals in the Upper Midwest to have successfully completed this extensive and detailed evaluation. The CAL testing covers automotive service specialties ranging from classic autos from the 50's through the latest, high-security computer and transponder-controlled vehicles of the present.

  • Attended Factory Certification Training held by Kaba Access. Received certification for installation and service of the Kaba X-09 and X-10 High Security Safe Locks.
  • Attended Factory Certification Training held by Sargent & Greenleaf. Received certification for installation and service of the S&G 2740-A & 2740-B High Security Safe Locks.
The Kaba X-09, X-10, and S&G 2740-A/B safe locks are the latest locks designed to meet Federal Specification FF-L-2740B. Approved by the GSA for use on Class 5 & Containers and Vault Doors used in Government facilities like the Pentagon, CIA, NSA, Air Force One, Department of Defense, and other government operations.