ROCHESTER, Mich. (Sept. 11, 2011) — The Equipment & Tool Institute (ETI) has a special membership offer that includes savings in dues and a number of free benefits.
The ETI said anyone joining as a member of its Mechanical Systems Group, Collision Repair Group or Service Information Group before Dec. 31, and agreeing to attend two of the organization's three major events in 2013, will have their company's dues waived for the first year of membership, for a savings of at least $5,000.
Free benefits for 2013, according to the ETI, include:
Industry collaboration — The ETI said it “represents all segments of the tool and equipment industry. Common problems occur in each industry segment and are best solved through collaboration. Members determine what the issues are and do something about it.”
Association with a “respected trade organization. The ETI is one of the few organizations that is respected by vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket alike. Our members supply products to both markets. The ETI offers its members access to important OEM and aftermarket contacts through meetings and seminars.”
Timely information on new technologies and information about servicing and repairing new vehicle models.
Members' input and concerns are advocated by the ETI when industry standards and regulations are developed by governments and the private sector.
Input and access to ETI's market research.
The institute added that it also offers “valuable industry access, contacts and networking.”
Founded in 1947, the ETI is a trade association of automotive tool and equipment manufacturers and technical information providers.
More details about the ETI programs and activities are available by contacting Jessie Korosec, marketing manager, at P.O. Box 82146, Rochester, Mich. 48308; by calling 248-656-5085; or emailing: [email protected].