TOPEKA, Kan.—The Mid America Tire Dealers Association will debut a tire technician certification program during its convention and trade show, March 1-2, at the Holiday Inn Holidome, Lawrence, Kan. The association has been drafting the program since last June, incorporating the National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association's truck and passenger/light truck tire mounting/demounting training programs as part of the certification class.
Convention keynote speaker Robert Schaffner, training manager for Michelin Americas Small Tires, will emphasize the importance of training and provide an outlook on the industry and the independent tire dealers' place in the market.
The convention also will feature the first in a series of regional seminars updating Kansas dealers on changes in scrap tire and business tax regulations. A similar seminar series for Nebraska dealers is slated for late April.
For more information, contact the MATDA, 201 NW Highway 24, Suite 320, Topeka, Kan. 66608-0479; (913) 233-9660.