GLEN ELLYN, Ill.-Dealers will have an opportunity to pose questions to state and federal officials regarding rules and regulations affecting their businesses during a summer meeting of the Illinois State Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association. The association has slated representatives from the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to speak Aug. 25 at the Holiday Inn in Elmhurst.
An OSHA representative will discuss rules for handling chemicals and what to expect during OSHA inspections. An Illinois EPA official will update dealers on scrap tire rules and inspections.
The cost for the dinner meeting is $25 for members and $50 for non-members-the additional $25 entitles the non-member firm to a one-year mailing of the ISTDRA newsletter, directory and emergency correspondences.
For more information, contact the ISTDRA, P.O. Box 339, Glen Ellyn, Ill. 60138; (708) 858-2422.
QTSA to celebrate 25th year
MONTREAL-The Quebec Tire Specialists Association will celebrate its 25th anniversary during its annual convention, Aug. 26-27, at the Delta Hotel in Montreal.
The convention will feature speaker Michel Forget, a local comedian and owner of a 40-store drycleaning business, who will discuss his business success. A 25-booth trade show and a golf tournament are also slated.
The QTSA will honor one of its co-founders during the President's Banquet. George Turcotte, of Pneus Turcotte, was one of three dealers who established the association, which has grown to 150 members. The other surviving co-founder was honored at a previous convention.
For more information, contact the QTSA, 407 St. Laurent, No. 100, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2Y5; (514) 874-3716.
CTDRA sweetens enrollment
MODESTO, Calif.-The California Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association-North has set out to make new members an offer they can't refuse.
In an effort to generate more participation in its array of benefits programs, the association is offering new members a ``guarantee'': If they try one of the CTDRA-N's member service programs-such as its charge card, business forms or long-distance phone service-during the first year of membership and feel it has not saved them money, the association will refund half their first-year dues. The offer began in June and is expected to last through 1995.
TRIB arranges airport display
PACIFIC GROVE, Calif.-The Tire Retread Information Bureau has joined a permanent display at Denver's Stapleton International Airport to promote retreading as recycling.
A retreaded light truck tire and accompanying sign appear in the Center for Environmental Solutions recycling display at the end of Concourse C, where they can be seen by millions of people every year, according to TRIB Managing Director Harvey Brodsky.
The sign reads: ``Retreaded tires-friendliest for the environment. Safely used by major airlines, school buses, truckers, U.S. Postal Service, millions of motorists. Retreading is recycling!''
The sign also invites visitors to contact TRIB for more information.
The display will relocate to Denver's new airport when it opens.