TIA Announces 2017 Tour Locations

Bowie, Md. - The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced today the locations for the 2017 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 5,000 ATS instructors to date,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA Senior Vice President of Training.

TIA will be visiting 6 cities in 2017. Exact dates for each location will be confirmed and announced in the near future. The preliminary schedule is as follows:

January - Dallas

February – Charlotte, N.C.

June – Baltimore

September – Seattle

October – Louisville, Ky.

December – Sarasota, Fla.

“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.

To date, 2017 Training Tour Sponsors include:

31 Inc.
Counteract Balancing
Modern Tire Dealer

For more information on the 2017 ATS Training Tour, please contact Christine Hoogenboom at choogenboom@tireindustry.org or 800-876-8273 ext. 106.