SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 14, April 8, 2010

Save Time, Money and Headache—Invest in Your Shop's Most Valuable Asset

  TSTC Postcard
  The Professional Restylers Organization's (PRO) Technical Skills & Training Conference (TSTC) is specifically designed to improve the skills and knowledge of restylers and installers alike.

Business owners, managers and employees recognize the importance of continuous improvement, particularly in the restyling industry where technology and consumer trends are constantly in flux. It’s imperative that installers are given the conditions and resources to succeed. Too often installers are asked to tackle jobs without the proper skill set.

Quality installers are, for the most part, self-taught and will figure their way through an install. By doing so however, he risks the resources of his business or employer, and the customer. Poor installations and re-checks are shop-killers and result in operational deficiencies.

Installers are the lifeblood and most important asset of any reputable shop, and the Professional Restylers Organization's (PRO) Technical Skills & Training Conference (TSTC) is specifically designed to improve the skills and knowledge of restylers and installers alike.

TSTC will feature seminars and hands-on training from industry-leading manufacturers, including Audiovox, Katzkin, Webasto, SuperChips, Domar, Restylers Choice and Eagle Enterprises.

"One of the main reasons for going to TSTC is bringing together the installer and manufacturer to learn proper installation of their products, the way they were designed to work and understanding the benefits their product brings to your customer,” says Raymond Ott of Auto Trim Cleveland. “The more qualified installers [in business], the stronger the presence the aftermarket will have in the consumer’s mind, knowing there are qualified people to install these products and also manufacturers that have quality products to sell. I believe this will work if we work as a team (of PROs ).”

Michael Stanifer, National Sales Manager, Innovative Creations Inc., adds: “Expanding your skill sets and educating staff on key installations and technical skills is vital to your business success. Education is and always has been critical to maintaining a profitable bottom line. Eliminating costly mistakes on installation is one of the best things you can do to insure lower operating cost.

“PRO has done a fantastic job of bringing this valuable resource to industry companies with the Technical Skills & Training Conference. PRO has managed to bring together some of the premier manufacturers and distributors in the restyling industry, offering their combined knowledge to help better educate professional restylers and students. I believe this will be of great value to all that attend.”

Time is running out! Learn more and register at www.sema.org/tstc.