Hercules Tires® Supports Future Generation of Automotive Technicians with Tire Donations to Northwest Ohio Educational Institutions
September 18, 2018
FINDLAY, OHIO, Sept. 18, 2018 – Hercules Tires has given back to the local community and the automotive industry by donating tires to Millstream Career Center in Findlay, OH and Owens Community College in Toledo, OH, which will allow students to practice installing tires safely – important hands-on experience they need as they train to become automotive technicians.
Camilla Jesko, marketing manager, proprietary brands at Hercules Tires presented the Roadtour® 855 SPE tires to Millstream for use on their 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT vehicle on August 29 to Tim Stroub, automotive program instructor, and his senior class. The Grand Caravan is used to support transportation needs of staff and students at Millstream.
“We thank Hercules for these tires. They will be used for the van which various Millstream faculty and staff utilize when traveling on school business,” said Tim Stroub, automotive program instructor. “Our students have completed a safety inspection on the vehicle and will learn proper tire maintenance and installation techniques as part of their curriculum.”
Additionally, on September 14, Hercules presented two sets of tires for Owens Community College vehicles to Jennifer Fehnrich, executive director, Owens Community College Foundation. The Terra Trac® AT II and the Terra Trac® Cross-V will be used on their Chevy Silverado and Ford Escape respectively.
“In-kind donations of new products from companies like Hercules adds to the learning environment as students work toward program completion and begin entering the workforce,” said Jennifer Fehnrich, executive director, Owens Community College Foundation. “Students will install these tires and complete inspections during their hands-on training."
“Contributing to the future of our industry through hands on learning is important to Hercules Tires,” said Joshua Simpson, senior vice president, proprietary brands at Hercules Tires. “The ability to support education and the advancement of the future automotive professionals complements our value of lead by example, we challenge companies of every size to give back to their communities however they see fit.”
Both educational institutions will have students complete an inspection of the vehicle and install the tires which will contribute to their learning journey as future automotive industry professionals.
About Hercules Tires
Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry's premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck and specialty tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support, and unsurpassed value.
Hercules is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors, Inc. American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires in the North American replacement tire market. The company offers an unsurpassed breadth and depth of inventory, frequent delivery and value-added services to approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada.