TIA Announces 2016 ATS Tour Locations

Bowie, Md. - The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced today the locations for the 2016 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 makes training more accessible to retailers across the country. The response continues to be tremendous and TIA has certified more than 4,000 ATS instructors to date,” said Kevin Rohlwing TIA Senior Vice President of Training.

TIA will be visiting 6 cities in 2016 throughout the year. Exact dates for each location will be confirmed and announced in the near future. The preliminary schedule is as follows:

March – Charlotte, NC

April - Denver

June – Baltimore

August – Seattle

October – Chicago

December – Houston

“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.

2015 Training Tour Sponsors included:

Group 31 Inc.
Bartec USA
Counteract Balancing Beads
Modern Tire Dealer
Mohawk Rubber Sales
Rema TipTop
Rubber Inc.
Schrader International
Standard Motor Products
Tech International
The Main Resource (TMR)
Tuffy Manufacturing

For more information on the 2016 ATS Training Tour, please contact Christine Hoogenboom at choogenboom@tireindustry.org or 800-876-8273 ext. 106.