SCOTTSBURG, Ind.-Dealers will learn how they can control their future and survive in a flat market during the Illinois State Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association/Indiana Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association joint convention and trade show, Feb. 24-25 at the Adam's Mark Hotel, Indianapolis. Seminar speaker John Short of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s training department, will offer a perspective on ``Climbers and Slippers'' and discuss how dealers' attitudes can contribute or detract from their own success.
In other seminars, Barry Petrea, general manager of commercial tire sales for Kelly-Springfield Tire Co., will explain how dealers can survive in a flat market, while Tom Lause of Cooper's financial department, will explain the Dealer Financial Model, a computer program to aid dealers in the strategic planning process.
For more information, contact the Indiana TDRA, P.O. Box 276, Scottsburg, Ind. 47170; (812) 752-4280; or the Illinois State TDRA, P.O. Box 339, Glen Ellyn, Ill. 60138; (708) 858-2422.
Show to feature service seminar
DES MOINES, Iowa-The Iowa Tire Dealers Association's Tire and Automotive Services Trade Show, March 4-5, will feature a three-hour seminar on improving customer service.
The show, at the Adventureland Inn, Altoona, Iowa, will also feature Don Wilson of the National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association, who will offer his views on what to expect with a new Republican-run Congress. The trade show is expected to include about 25 exhibitors.
For more information, contact the ITDA, 1400 Dean Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50316; (800) 395-4832.
MTDA taps Roemer president
HELENA, Mont.-The Montana Tire Dealers Association elected John Roemer of Roemer's Car Clinic, Missoula, president during the group's annual convention, Jan. 13-14, in Great Falls.
The MTDA also installed Dan Wagenhals of Dana's Auto Center & Tire, Glasgow, first vice president; Jim Roth of Northwestern Tire Inc., Kalispell, second vice president; Chuck Patrick of Tire-Rama, Billings, secretary; and Denice Baune of Jerry Noble Tire, Cut Bank, treasurer.
The 1995 convention was MTDA's first held jointly with the Montana Hardware & Implement Association. Both are affiliated with the Montana Retailers Association. The two groups are planning to co-host the show again next year on Jan. 19-20 in Missoula.
New SAE unit to eye standards
New SAE unit to eye standards
WARRENDALE, Pa.-The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International, with the assistance of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), has formed a new group responsible for creating voluntary industry standards for manufacturers, distributors and users of aftermarket specialty equipment.
The new group will become part of SAE's Motor Vehicle Council, which oversees all car and light truck standards for the Society.
The Aftermarket Systems Group will plan a series of meetings to identify areas for developing new standards and create committees to draft documents.
For more information, contact James B. Slaughter, SAE Detroit Branch Office manager, at (810) 649-0420.
Retention focus of ASA seminar
BEDFORD, Texas-Retaining employees and developing a team spirit in the workplace are the focuses of two employee-management seminars slated for the Automotive Service Association's annual convention, March 7-12, at the Maui Marriott in Maui, Hawaii.
The three-hour seminars, ``Building a high-performance work force,'' which discusses how to improve employee-owner relations and develop a team spirit, and ``Retaining employees in the '90s,'' which explains how to develop employee loyalty and retain performers, will each be offered twice during the convention. The convention also will include business meetings, a golf tournament and a general session.
For more information, contact the ASA, P.O. Box 929, Bedford, Texas 76095-0929; (800) 272-7467, ext. 235.