TIA Adds 1,000 New Members in 2013

Bowie, MD – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has added its 1000th new member for the year.  This is the first time in the organization’s 93-year history that TIA has reached this milestone.

Earlier this month, Leipold Tire, a family-owned independent tire dealer with two locations in the Akron, Ohio area, became the Association’s 1000th member of 2013.  TIA Membership Director Wilson Beach contacted Leipold Tire Owner Dennis Leipold to discuss the many benefits of membership with him. “Once I became aware of all that TIA has to offer, it was an easy decision to become a member. I know that TIA is working on behalf of small businesses like mine so it is well worth the annual membership dues,” said Mr. Leipold.

TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield commented, “It is great to know that we have had a record number of new members join TIA this year.  We continue to deliver value to our members through our training programs, our advocacy work, and member benefits programs.  For those of you who have not yet explored membership in TIA, I encourage you to contact our membership department to learn how membership in TIA can benefit your business.”

TIA membership is available to 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. For more information, please contact Wilson Beach at wbeach@tireindustry.org or call 301-430-7280 ext. 103.

About TIA: 
The Tire Industry Association, with a 90-year history representing all segments of the national and international tire industry, is the leading advocate, as well as, instructor in technical training of tire service technicians. For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org or call 800-876-8372.
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