It's a go: Brodsky's RTA lists charter members
The Retread Tire Association (RTA) is officially a legally recognized non-profit organization, according to Managing Director Harvey Brodsky.
RTA was formed in October of this year following Brodsky's removal as managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, or TRIB. (For more information, see "TRIB vs. Retread Tire Associations: Let the chips fall where they may.")
Here is an incomplete list of RTA's charter membership (some of the charter members asked that their names not be published).
31 Inc., Akron Rubber Development Laboratory Inc., Ardmore Tire, Bob’s Tire, Brannon Tire, Colony Tire, Daetweiler Tire Co., Dave Aldrich, Desser Tire, Dorsey Tire, Eastern Iowa Tire, Haltec Corp., Hawkinson Companies, Import-Export Tires, JC Core LLC, M & B Distributors, M.F.R. Tire Services Inc., Northside Tire, Parkhouse Tire, Tech Supply, Tei Service, Tire Bargain Center, Pire Recappers of Nashville, Tubby Hall and Ultraseal international inc.
Counteract Balancing Beads Inc., Eastern Tire Service Ltd., Ironhead Rubber Technologies and RTS Ring Tread System (1995) Inc.
Bandenmarkt, Netherlands; Kargro bv, Netherlands; Yusan Tire, Taiwan; Pelmar Engineering, Israel; Pincott International Pty. Ltd., Australia; Retread Manufacturers Association, United Kingdom; and Retreading Business, United Kingdom.