SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 4, January 27, 2011

Technical Skills & Training Conference Delivers Tools to Boost Installer Skills

  TSTC Workshop
   
  TSTC Classroom
  The second annual conference will include presentations covering an array of product categories, including built-in and spoiler sunroofs, mobile electronics, leather interiors, graphics, wraps, paint protection film, chrome accessories, spray-on bedliners, stainless steel accessories, towing equipment, shaker hood systems, spoilers and more.

Heads up, restylers, installers and truck-accessory retailers. Want to improve your and your employees’ technical proficiency? Looking to diversify your business and learn about new products and new installation techniques? Interested in discovering innovative ways to grow your customer base and your profits? Then plan on attending the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO)-sponsored Technical Skills & Training Conference (TSTC), Monday, March 28, at WyoTech Blairsville in Blairsville, Pennsylvania.

The second annual conference will feature a series of hands-on training workshops held throughout the day. The workshops will be presented by 12 PRO-member accessory manufacturers. The presentations will cover an array of product categories, including built-in and spoiler sunroofs, mobile electronics, leather interiors, graphics, wraps, paint protection film, chrome accessories, spray-on bedliners, stainless steel accessories, towing equipment, shaker hood systems, spoilers and more.

The TSTC agenda also includes a sales-training workshop geared toward business owners, which will offer valuable tips on selling dealer-direct. A PRO general membership meeting, open to all attendees, and an evening cocktail reception will conclude the day-long program.

The manufacturer roster includes Artlux, Cequent Performance Products, Classic Design Concepts, Eagle Enterprises, Innovative Creations, Katzkin Leather, Restylers’ Choice, Roadwire, Rosen Entertainment, Signature Automotive Products, 3M and Webasto Product North America. Future issues of SEMA eNews will periodically feature highlights of various manufacturer-hosted workshops. This week, the spotlight is on Restylers’ Choice and Webasto Product North America.

During its sessions, entitled, “You Can Do it All!,” Restylers’ Choice will provide step-by-step training on how to install a full wrap on a pickup. Company trainers will also demonstrate how to upfit a car with stripes, graphics, a painted spoiler, chrome accessories, color-keyed body-side moldings as well as a paint protection kit.

Webasto will utilize its workshops to demonstrate complete installation techniques for electric spoiler sunroofs. The training will cover all aspects, from determining proper application, prepping the vehicle, and marking and cutting the aperture as well as product fit, interior modifications for proper finish, electrical systems integration, customer delivery, and proper service and maintenance techniques.

For complete information on the 2011 Technical Skills & Training Conference, including the attendee registration form and a list of area hotels, go to www.sema.org/tstc.