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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced two more training dates for the 2012 Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Instructor Training Tour.

The latest Tour stops to be added are:

* Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Denver, Colo. -- Lincoln College of Technologies, 11194 E. 45th Ave., Denver, CO 80239.

* Nov. 27-30, Cincinnati, Ohio - Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, 3520 Central Pkwy, Main Building Room #104, Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Here are the dates and places for the other upcoming training tour classes:

* Sept. 25-28, Seattle, Wash. -- Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th St., Renton, WA 98056.

* Oct. 16-19, Houston, Texas -- San Jacinto College-Central, 8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77501.

* Nov. 6-9, Kansas City, Kan. -- Kansas City Kansas Community College, 6736 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102.

* Nov. 13-16, Jacksonville, Fla. -- Florida State College Jacksonville, 101 State St West, Bldg B, Room B104 Jacksonville, FL.32202.

* Dec. 11-14, Memphis, Tenn. -- Southwest Tennessee Community College, 5983 Macon Cove Memphis, TN.38134.

The tour is comprised of four days of classes at local community, junior and technical colleges in 28 cities across the United States.

The Certified ATS Instructor Program is a 4-day in-depth classroom and hands-on class that industry professionals must successfully complete in order to return to the dealership(s) to train technicians to prepare them for certification.

TIA has used the train-the-trainer approach to train and/or certify more than 70,000 technicians since 1997. Certified ATS includes safety guidelines and step-by-step procedures for all aspects of passenger and light truck tire service including wheel installation with the proper torque and tire repair.

It also includes a full day of instruction on tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), so technicians have a thorough understanding of the requirements for the most popular domestic and import vehicles.

The sponsors for the 2012 ATS Instructor Tour are:


AME International

American Tire Distributors


BADA Hennessy Industries

Bartec USA LLC

Continental Automotive Systems US Inc.

Dill Air Controls

Group 31


Mighty Auto Parts

Modern Tire Dealer

Mohawk Rubber Sales

Myers Tire Supply

NAPA Tire Hardware

Patch Rubber

Plombco Inc.

REMA Tip Top

Tech International


Tuffy Manufacturing


For registration information go to or contact Director of Training Chris Marnett at or (800) 876-8372 x106.

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