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TIA to schedule in-person Advanced Hands-on ETS course in Iowa

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has scheduled an in-person, three-day Advanced Hands-On Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) training course for May 18-20 at Stellar Industries Inc. in Garner, Iowa.

“The goal of the in-person hands-on course is for students to leave with comprehensive knowledge that can only come from a combination of formal and hands-on learning”, said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA’s senior vice president of training. The first day of class will be in the classroom using videos and workbooks, and the remaining two days will feature hands-on training. Students successfully complete the final exam will receive a Certificate of Completion.

The Advanced Hands-On ETS course will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The course will be taught by Matt White, TIA’s director of tire service.

The course is designed to provide comprehensive hands-on training using a service truck, hydraulic tools and a variety of equipment that can aid ETS technicians in servicing tires.

“With this class, we are excited to return to in-person tire technician training, which TIA has had to postpone for the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Rohlwing said. “The course will offer the chance to practice tire work on TIA’s own Cat769C earthmover haul truck.”

For more information about the Basic ETS training class, including the cost, hotel and registration, visit or contact Christine Hoogenboom at

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