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Clemson's annual Tire Industry Conference approaches

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Clemson University's upcoming Tire Industry Conference will focus on ever-changing facets of the tire industry -- and the resulting consequences to the tire and automotive manufacturers and consumers.

The 23rd annual event will be held March 14-16, 2007, at The Westin Resort, Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head, S.C. It features 22 presentations delivered by experts in their respective fields.

According to the conference Web site (odce.clemson.edu/07stihhd), there are "20 organizations you will benchmark in business and technical sessions guaranteed to increase your market presence." They are:

* Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC.

* Hankook Tire America Corp.

* Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

* Notch Consulting Group.

* Tire Consulants Inc.

* NHTSA (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

* Michelin North America Inc.

* TireStamp Inc.

* Drexan Corp.

* Pressure Systems International.

* Green Diamond Tire

* Rubber Manufacturers Association.

* Marangoni Tread North America Inc.

* Tires Inc.

* Tyres 2000 Ltd.

* Tire Retread Information Bureau.

* Tire Industry Association.

* Modern Tire Dealer magazine.

* Klinge Group of Companies.

* Clemson University's ICAR (International Center for Automotive Research).

The conference will have four sessions: Interaction of Design and Performance, Regulatory Compliance, Technology, and End of Life Tires.

For more information, call Kay James at (864) 656-2200.

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