Tiffany Hughes, right, American Tire Recyclers vice president, stops by the Tire Retread Information Bureau booth where Angela Bradley was doing the old
soft shoe. By offering shoeshines to conference-goers, TRIB was attempting
to ``buff up the image of retreaders.''
``Caveman'' George Milligan, who demonstrated ``how tires were stacked in prehistoric times''—before Raben System Inc.'s Tire Stacker was invented—meets Roy Littlefield Jr., 5, son of the ITRA's government relations director.
ITRA Executive Director Marvin Bozarth accepts Bandag Inc.'s donation of a sidewall inspection system for the association's training center in Louisville.
Phil Kowalski, left, and Bill Dolan of Maine Rubber International, admire
the smallest entry in ITRA's retread appearance contest.
Goodyear's Wayne Stewart shows a new one-step Matteuzzi tread builder to Erbon Riggs of Purcell Tire in Potosi, Mo.