BOWIE, Md. (Nov. 5, 2015) — Franklin Clark, a technician with Black's Tire in Whiteville, N.C., has become the 100,000th tire technician to be trained by the Tire Industry Association since the inception of TIA's training program in 1997.
Mr. Clark earned his Commercial Tire Service (CTS) 300 Level Certification in mid-October, TIA said. William Humphrey, Mr. Clark's co-worker at Black's Tire, was his instructor.
The figure of 100,000 includes all employees of tire dealerships who were trained under TIA's programs in automotive, commercial, earthmover, farm and industrial tire service, TIA said. It does not include those trained using TIA's online university.
“We are amazed by the number of companies that have made safety a priority in recent years,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA senior vice president of training, regarding the success of TIA's training program. “It is incredibly rewarding to know that our training is saving lives each and every day.”