|For Immediate Release:|
Press Contacts: Mary Sikora
|September 22, 2010|
EXPERTS TO DISCUSS “GREEN” BEST PRACTICES FOR TIRE & SERVICE STATION DEALERS AT TIA ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM
Sierra Piedmont’s Scott Pate & Debbie Strawhand to Give Valuable Advice on How to Improve Your Environmental Image, Protect Profits and Gain a Competitive Advantage
Bowie, MD – With competition among tire dealers and service station owners being tougher than ever, employing “green” concepts can make all the difference. Sierra Piedmont’s Scott Pate and Debbie Strawhand will provide attendees of the upcoming Tire Industry Association (TIA) Environmental Symposium with valuable tips on how to be “green” and competitive. The Symposium is being held on September 30 - October 2 at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Interested attendees can register by visiting the “Events” section of www.tireindustry.org, or by calling 800.876.8372, ext. 104.
In their session, entitled, “Environmental Best Practices for the Tire and Service Station Dealer,” Sierra CEO Pate, and Strawhand, client program manager, will discuss environmental best management practices drawn from their experience serving thousands of retail automotive facilities over the past 15 years. Sierra Piedmont is a national leader in environmental consulting, site assessments, compliance and remediation. Businesses from Fortune 100 companies to regional firms in all 50 states rely on their advice, guidance and support to solve their environmental problems and limit liability.
"Tire and service station dealers have a unique opportunity to hear from experts on how to make ‘going green’ into the competitive differentiator they’re looking for," said Dick Gust, TIA Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) co-chair. He went on to say, “Opportunities to hear from world-class experts like Scott Pate and Debbie Strawhand are not frequently available, and that’s why if you are a tire or service station dealer, you should be at the TIA Environmental Symposium.”
“Many tire and service station dealers don’t realize how embracing ‘green’ practices can positively benefit their operation, and that’s where the TIA environmental Symposium can help,” said TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield.
TIA is an international association representing all segments of the tire industry, including those that manufacture, repair, recycle, sell, service or use new or retreaded tires, and also those suppliers or individuals who furnish equipment, material or services to the industry. The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has a history that spans more than 80 years and includes several name changes. Originally known as the National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association (NTDRA), the organization gave birth over the years to the American Retreaders Association (ARA) and the Tire Association of North America (TANA). ARA changed its name to the International Tire & Rubber Association (ITRA) and merged with TANA in 2002 to form the current Tire Industry Association (TIA), which now represents every interest in the tire industry. For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org, or call 800.876.8372.
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