TIA Announces 2015 ATS Tour Locations

Bowie, Md. - The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced today the locations for the 2015 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor Training Tour. These 4-day, in-depth hands-on training classes will be conducted around the United States with the goal of educating tire technicians on the proper safety procedures and guidelines for servicing passenger and light truck tire and wheel assemblies. Most of these classes are held at local community and technical colleges. 

 “The ATS Tour is helping to make training more accessible to retailers across the country and they continue to respond by sending employees to become TIA Certified ATS Instructors. Over the last few years, we have seen tremendous success with the courses and have certified more than 400 instructors,” said Kevin Rohlwing TIA Senior Vice President of Training.

TIA will be visiting 12 cities in 2015 throughout the year. Exact dates for each location will be confirmed and announced in the near future. The preliminary schedule is as follows:

February – Charlotte, NC

April – San Diego, CA

May – Minneapolis, MN
June – Wasilla, AK and Denver, CO
July – Chicago, IL
August – Portland, ME
September – Seattle, WA and Baltimore, MD
October – Cincinnati, OH
November – Sarasota, FL and Phoenix, AZ

“We are also very fortunate to have a generous group of sponsors that support our training efforts and enable us to bring the ATS program to different markets each year,” added Rohlwing.

2014 Training Tour Sponsors included:

Group 31 Inc.
Bartec USA
Counteract Balancing Beads Ken-Tool
Mighty Auto Parts
Modern Tire Dealer
Mohawk Rubber Sales
Myers Tire Supply
Patch Rubber Co.
Rema TipTop
Rubber Inc.
Standard Motor Products
Team Torque Inc.
Tuffy Manufacturing

For more information on the 2015 ATS Training Tour, please contact Christine Hoogenboom at choogenboom@tireindustry.org or 800-876-8273 ext. 106.