Tech Intl. marks 75th anniversary
JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (Sept. 23, 2014) — Tech International celebrated its 75th anniversary recently by honoring founder Charles Cornell's vision for better tire repair with an employee celebration.
“Our exceptional team, our commitment to quality and our core values are at the center of our ability to thrive as a company,” said Tech International President Dan Layne.
“By focusing on our core values of honor, innovation, intelligence, leadership and teamwork, we have created a business model that has enabled us to thrive and adapt to the changing tire repair marketplace for 75 years,” Mr. Layne said.
The three-dimensional piece of art is in a circular shape to symbolize a tire, highlighted by a hubcap with five lug nuts featuring Tech core values: leadership, teamwork, intelligence, honor and innovation. The story flows in a counterclockwise direction from the top left.
The Tech logo is prominent, with a ribbon of 95 flags woven through the retrospective, representing all countries where Tech products are sold. Interspersed among the articles and photographs are 3D miniatures representing vintage and modern tire repair, as well as some charming period vehicles. The collage includes photos, newspaper clippings and mementos to highlight four generations of family leadership and company milestones.
The artwork, created by One Of A Kind Inc. Art Studio artist Lawrence Romorini, will be displayed permanently at the company headquarters in Johnstown.
Charles Cornell founded Technical Rubber Co. in Johnstown in 1939 and pioneered a chemical vulcanization process for repairing tires that Tech said revolutionized the tire industry in the U.S.
Today, Tech offers more than 10,000 tire repair, wheel service and industrial rubber products with 14 international offices and customers in 95 countries.
In addition to hitting this milestone, Charles Cornell is being recognized this year by the Tire Industry Association (TIA) as one of three inductees to the 2014 Hall of Fame.
Earlier this year Tech opened a 3,000-sq.-ft. training center at its Johnstown headquarters, where it hosts on average about 125 to 150 customers and their personnel for training.
To learn more about Tech International, visit tech-international.com.
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