NACS Selects The McIntosh Group to Provide ADA Compliance Tools

NACS has selected The McIntosh Group to provide its members with
access to Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility compliance tools. The
agreement provides NACS members with access to customized and specific
solutions using McIntosh’s existing branded offer.

The McIntosh Group’s ADA compliance program is designed to
help retailers navigate the slew of new requirements that could affect them as
part of the updated Americans with Disabilities Act. Beginning March 15,
2012, any new construction in which the last building permit was issued or
certified, or any alterations commenced after March 15, 2012, must comply with
the new ADA regulations.

NACS and McIntosh are working together to review compliance
requirements and develop industry-specific programs to help NACS members address their ADA compliance responsibility.

“Helping members navigate the increasingly complex new regulations
regarding ADA accessibility and proper steps to take to avoid litigation is a major
focus for NACS,” said NACS Director of Products & Services Doug Spencer. “With
expertise in accessibility requirements, providing surveys, solutions and
consulting services to businesses, The McIntosh Group’s capabilities are a
perfect fit for NACS members.”

“The McIntosh Group is pleased to be selected by NACS,
and we look forward to providing our talent and expertise to NACS members,”
said Brad Gaskins, a partner at The McIntosh Group who leads the company’s ADA
consulting efforts.

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Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS ( is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the international association
for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with
more than 146,000 stores across the country, posted $575 billion in total sales
in 2010, of which $385 billion were motor fuels sales. NACS has 2,100 retail
and 1,600 supplier member companies that do business in nearly 50 countries.

The McIntosh Group has a collective 60 years of experience
in national and international scale practice. Its 4,000-plus projects include
significant experience in dealing with building codes, building inspectors and
jurisdictions, especially how they relate to ADA. The partners hold licenses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.