Annual Luncheon Welcomes Tire Industry

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Feb. 5, 2019—The California Tire Dealers Association-Federated New Year Luncheon brought in industry heads from across the nation, Modern Tire Dealer reports. The annual gathering held in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., welcomed dealers on Jan. 16.

“The enthusiasm was palpable, and we’ve already gained five new members as a result of the event,” CTDA executive director Marc Connerly said to Modern Tire Dealer. “The new, larger venue provided more space for networking, which was important because the attendance grew again this year, with 95 people enjoying socially networking the old-fashioned way.”

The guests of honor included Tire Industry Association (TIA) vice president Brian Rigney of Dill Air Controls Products LLC and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Wheel and Tire Council senior manager Allan Keefe, who provided national insight to attendees, the publication reports.

According to Modern Tire Dealer, 48 companies are organizations were in attendance at the luncheon. 

“The annual luncheon serves as a great kickoff to the year for CTDA,” Connerly said to Modern Tire Dealer. “The continuing increase in attendance is a reflection of the buzz that has been created by past attendees who recognize the excitement of the luncheon and spread the word.”

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