The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has set dates for five of its 2015 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) training tour locations.

The schedule is as follows:

* February 24-27 – Charlotte, N.C.

* May 19-22, Minneapolis, Minn.

* June 23-26, Denver, Colo.

* July 14-16, Chicago, Ill. (3 days only)

* Sept. 22-25, Baltimore, Md.

The ATS Tour also will be visiting the following cities with dates still to be announced: San Diego, Calif.; Wasilla, Ala.; Portland, Maine; Seattle, Wash.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Sarasota, Fla.; and Phoenix, Ariz.

These 4-day, in-depth classroom and hands-on training classes educate tire technicians on the proper safety procedures and guidelines for servicing passenger and light truck tire and wheel assemblies. It also includes a full day of instruction on Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS). Classes generally are held at local community and technical colleges.

The 2015 ATS Tour Sponsors to date include:

31 Inc.

American Tire Distributors (ATD)

ATEQ Corp.

Bartec USA LLC

Counteract Balancing Beads

Modern Tire Dealer

Redi-Sensor

REMA Tip Top

Rubber Inc.

Schrader International Inc.

Standard Motor Products Inc.

The Main Resource (TMR)

Tuffy Manufacturing.

For registration, please visit www.tireindustry.org/training or contact Christine Hoogenboom at choogenboom@tireindustry.org or 800-876-8273 ext. 106.

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