RESTON, Va. (March 1, 2000)—A record 368 attendees were on hand for the Tire Association of North America´s Off-the-Road Tire Conference in Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 17-19.
Attendance at the annual conference—the group´s 45th to date—was 12 percent higher than that of the previous year, said Ross Kogel, interim executive vice president for the Reston-based association.
The OTR conference, organized by Conference Chairman Al Chicago of Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. with the help of TANA Vice President of Training John F. Buettner, brought together dealers, tire and equipment manufacturers, retreaders and association officials interested in the sale and servicing of large off-the-road tires.
Sponsors of the event included Michelin North America, Bridgestone/Firestone Off-Road Tire Co., Yokohama Tire Corp., Goodyear, Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp., Continental General Tire Inc., Galaxy Tire and Wheel, Tech International, Fuller Brothers, Iowa Mold Tooling Co., American Crane, Purcell Tire, Patch Rubber Co., Fleet Equipment Corp. GE Capital Fleet Services, Rema Tip Top/North America Inc., Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. and Stellar Industries.;
Next year´s OTR conference is schedule for Feb. 15-17, 2001 at the Amelia Island Plantation, near Jacksonville, Fla.