Illinois, Indiana associations merge

June 10, 2004

The Illinois State Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association and the Indiana Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association have merged into a new group now called the Indiana /Illinois Tire Dealers Association (IITDA).

The association's new address is 6920 Harriet Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46237. The phone numbers are (888) 754-8372 and (317) 889-7807 and the FAX number is (317) 889-7808.

The executive vice president is John Buettner Sr. and the group's president is Mick Gilbert of Plymouth Tire & Service Center in Plymouth, Ind.

The IITDA is now planning its 19th annual trade show to be held March 3-5, 2005, at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville, Ind. The keynoter will be Bob Keegan, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s chairman and CEO.