TIA's OTR Tire Conference planned for Feb. 26-28

Jan. 20, 2004

The Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Conference is set for Feb. 26-28, 2004, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.

This annual event attracts the largest gathering of executives and business owners that manufacture, service, repair, retread or supply products for the OTR market, says TIA.

Off-road racer Walker “The Legend” Evans will be the keynote speaker. He plans to address “Energizing Yourself—Through Off-Road Racing,” focusing on his secrets of success and the many lessons he has learned during his four-decade off-road racing career. Evans appears courtesy of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.

The conference program addresses subjects such as “How to Build a Better You” and “The Good Business of Moving Toward a Safer Workplace.” In addition to the educational seminars and presentations, the event will feature several social functions, including a shotgun scramble golf tournament at the Falcon’s Fire, a Rees Jones signature links-style golf course.

The following TIA members are additional sponsors of the OTR Tire Conference: American Crane Inc.; Bridgestone/Firestone Off-Road Tire Co.; Continental Tire North America; Fuller Brothers Inc.; Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc.; Michelin North America; Multi-Seal Corp.; Patch Rubber Co.; Purcell Tire & Rubber Co.; Rema Tip-Top/North America Inc; RIMEX Supply Ltd; Stellar Industries; Tech International (Truflex/Pang); TCF Leasing Inc.; and Yokohama Tire Co.

Complete registration information for the OTR Tire Conference is available online at www.tireindustry.org. Click on “Events.”

To take advantage of the TIA discounted rate, hotel reservations must be made by Sunday, Feb. 8. The hotel phone number is (407) 586-2000.

For more information, contact TIA at (800) 876-8372.