TIA tour: First five ATS training dates set
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:
American Tire Distributors (ATD)
Bartec USA LLC
Counteract Balancing Beads
Modern Tire Dealer
REMA Tip Top
Schrader International Inc.
Standard Motor Products Inc.
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