TIA Grows to 8,000 Members

Bowie, Md. - The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has reached 8,000 members. This is the first time in the organization’s 95-year history that it has reached this milestone. Earlier this month, The Hybrid Shop, the leader in hybrid and electric vehicle (HEV) diagnostics and maintenance, signed on and became the Association’s 8000th member. 

Carey Mellor, Vice President of Sales for The Hybrid Shop remarked, “The Hybrid Shop’s decision to join TIA came from our desire to continually provide value to our network of dealers and their customers. TIA is a well-respected organization - as evidenced by their 8,000+ members - providing services, educational opportunities, and power in numbers that our dealer partners can use to grow their businesses. We are happy to be part of this growing organization and look forward to developing relationships within this diverse network of industry professionals.”

“It is great to know that we have had a record number of members in TIA.  We continue to deliver value to our members through our training and member benefit programs. Additionally, the industry is realizing the positive impact of our government affairs efforts. It’s been a very active year on Capitol Hill and I think that some of the increase in membership can be attributed to our work on the legislative front,” commented TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield.

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 The Hybrid Shop (THS): Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Gainesville, Va., The Hybrid Shop (THS) is a growing international network of high quality dealers that are committed to providing expert care for hybrid and electric vehicles by embracing the latest battery pack conditioning, hybrid technology and knowledge that is only available to licensed dealers. For additional information about THS, please visit http://www.thehybridshop.com.

About TIA: The Tire Industry Association, with a 95 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.