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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will hold a a hands-on Basic Farm Tire Service (FTS) training class Aug. 12-14, 2014, in Gothenburg, Neb., from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day.

Basic Farm Tire Service is a minimum skills training and certificate program that outlines and explains the guidelines for servicing farm, agriculture and construction tire and wheel assemblies.

Participants will learn step-by-step procedures for demounting, mounting and inflating, single, duel and three-piece assemblies in addition to service truck operation and liquid ballast installation/removal.

The class is sponsored by Dawson Tire & Wheel, a supplier of tires, wheels and assemblies to the agricultural marketplace. The company is based in Gothenburg and also has a location in Indianapolis, Ind.

“This is the first hands-on Farm Tire Service training class that TIA has offered and we are really excited about it. We know there is great demand for hands-on training and we expect the class to fill quickly,” says TIA Director of Training Chris Hoogenboom.

Tuition is $495 for one or two attendees. Companies sending three or more participants will receive a discounted rate of $445 per student. Attendees who successfully complete the three-day class will receive a certificate of completion.

To download a registration form, visit For more information, contact Chris Hoogenboom a or 1-800-876-8372, ext. 106.

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