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September 13, 2017
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – McCarthy Tire Service is proud to announce that on September 7, Mark Shimko, Off-the-Road (OTR) and Commercial Corporate Safety Trainer, and Charles Cutlip, OTR Tire Technician, were honored at ceremony at the Michelin Headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina.
Mark and Charles were recognized as the first individuals in the US to be certified by the Tire Industry Association (TIA) through its advanced 300-level Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) training course. The rigorous new course certifies tire service technicians who specialize in fitting off-the-road/earthmover tires, and who have at least three years of active, hands-on OTR experience. Mark and Charles attended the multi-day certification course at the Michelin training facility in Greenville, where they demonstrated the safe application of industry-accepted procedures and skills.
Mark operates out of our corporate office in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He handles new hire and refresher training for the OTR and commercial truck service operations. He is a certified Tire Industry Association (TIA) 400-level Commercial Tire Service instructor with 21 years of experience in OTR and commercial truck tire service. He also is certified in Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Part 48, and in Red Cross first aid, CPR, and AED. Prior to McCarthy Tire, Mark served in the US Navy.
Charles, who is based out of McCarthy Tire’s commercial store in Charlotte, North Carolina, has more than 30 years in OTR and commercial truck tire service. He holds certifications as a TIA 300-Level Commercial Tire Technician, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Part 48, and in Red Cross first aid, CPR, and AED.
Congratulations to Mark and Charles for their hard work and dedication in achieving this high level of professional certification.
About McCarthy Tire Service
Founded in 1926, McCarthy Tire Service is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated commercial tire business based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1926 and celebrating 90 years in business, the company is the sixth largest commercial tire dealer in North America with operations serving the commercial, industrial, off-the-road (OTR), intermodal, and retail sectors of the transportation industry. McCarthy Tire operates more than 50 locations along the East Coast, including eight Bandag retread plants. It offers tire sales and service, fleet services, heavy duty truck mechanical services, 24-hour commercial roadside assistance, wheel reconditioning and retread services for commercial fleets, as well as automotive services. For more information, visit www.McCarthyTire.com.
Contact: Colleen Carter, Director of Marketingccarter@mccarthytire.com570-270-8210 (office) 570-270-8210 (mobile)
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