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What's More Important Than Consolidation and Wage Wars? Cash Flow

Tire dealers are feeling the heat. The big guys are growing bigger. Finding and keeping reliable technicians is getting more expensive. And technology is requiring more expensive shop upgrades. Doom and gloom? Dennis McCarron says no. "It’s not doom and gloom because this is awesome."

Bridgestone will partner with Akron Public Schools to upgrade the auto technician classroom. The tire maker will also open a Firestone Complete Auto Care store on the school's campus to train students and serve the community.
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Bridgestone Will Open Auto Tech Training Center for Akron Students

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is partnering with Akron Public Schools to create a hands-on classroom for students. The new Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology will include the opening of a Firestone Complete Auto Care store at the school district's learning center.

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Industry Needs 75,900 New Automotive Technicians

According to a new report, the shortage of automotive technicians is much more severe than previously calculated, and it will take at least two or three more years for the recovery to begin.  

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