Dates Settled for Start of 2013 TIA Training Tour - Tire Review Magazine

Dates Settled for Start of 2013 TIA Training Tour

TIA has begun releasing the dates for its planned 17-stop 2013 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Instructor Tour.

The four-day, hands-on training classes will be conducted across the country, with the goal of educating hundreds of retail tire techs and dealers on the proper safety procedures and guidelines for servicing passenger and light truck tire and wheel assemblies.

“After analyzing the results of last year’s tour, we decided to revisit cities where we had the best attendance and add some regions where we felt there were gaps in our coverage,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA senior vice president of training. “By adding schools in West Virginia, Upstate New York, Western Pennsylvania, Milwaukee and Oklahoma City, we can reach more markets and make the ATS Instructor class even more accessible to retailers around the country.”

TIA has confirmed six dates so far:

• Feb. 5-8 – Miami

• Feb. 12-15 – St. Louis

• March 5-8 – Ghent, W. Va.

• March 10-22 – Phoenix

• March 26-29 – Charlotte, N.C.

• Nov. 12-15 – Jacksonville, Fla.

The other 11 cities TIA will hold the ATS Tour classes in are Boston; Toledo, Ohio; Los Angeles; Rochester, N.Y.; Pittsburgh; Milwaukee; Seattle; Tampa; Oklahoma City; Minneapolis; and Houston.

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