Clemson's annual Tire Industry Conference approaches

Feb. 26, 2007

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 (, 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.