TRIB appreciates support Your editorial in the April 14 issue headlined ``Strength in numbers'' spoke to the importance of supporting industry associations. We at the Tire Retread Information Bureau couldn't agree more.
During the past 12 months, TRIB has headed off negative publicity that could have been deadly to our industry if it had gone unanswered. We will continue to do so on behalf of all retreaders in North America, even though only a small percentage of them actually support us financially.
The retreaders and suppliers to the retread industry who don't support TRIB still receive all the benefits of our work, even though they get a ``free ride.''
Fortunately, there always will be a small number of players in any industry who are willing to support the associations who work for them.
They know who they are, and I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank each and every one of them.
Tire Retread Information Bureau
Pacific Grove, Calif.