OTR Tire Conference may set new attendance record

Jan. 21, 2003

Registrations for the Tire Industry Association's (TIA) OTR Tire Conference next month are up 32% over totals for this date last year.

"This will be our best-attended OTR Conference in several years," says TIA President Tom Raben.

This year's event will include a review of OTR industry trends; an OTR tire dealer panel discussion; a seminar on advancements in tire inflation equipment; a discussion on out-of-service conditions; an update from the Mine, Safety and Health Administration; and two keynote presentations, one of them by Bridgestone/Firestone Off-Road Tire Co. (BFOR)President Manny Cicero.

OTR Tire Conference sponsors include American Crane; ASA Tire Systems; BFOR; Continental Tire North America Inc.; Fuller Brothers; Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.; Iowa Mold Tooling; Michelin North America Inc.; Patch Rubber Co.; Purcell Tire & Rubber Co.; Rema Tip Top/North America; RIMEX Supply; Stellar Industries Inc.; Tech International; Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp.; TCF Leasing; and Yokohama Tire Corp.

To register for the event, which will be held Feb. 20-22 at the South Pointe Mountain Resort in Phoenix, Ariz., call TIA at (800) 876-8372 or (703) 736-8082.