Ala. dealers pick exec. officers
MILLBROOK, Ala.-The Alabama Tire Dealers Association elected officers to its executive committee and inducted two new members into its Hall of Fame during the group's annual convention, held July 26-27 at the White Sands Resort in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Hall of Fame inductees were Bill Hardwick of RoadMart Tire in Ozark, Ala., and Harry Dack of Dack's Auto Service of Enterprise, Ala. Both were selected based upon how long they've been in business and their contributions to the tire industry, said ATDA Executive Director Jeri McCafferty.
The ATDA elected the following members to its executive committee for the 2002-2004 term: Jim Foust of McGriff Industries Inc. in Cullman, Ala., president; Ken Phillips of Tire Centers L.L.C. in Birmingham, Ala., first vice president; Frank Harcrow of Dugco Supply in Birmingham, second vice president; and Eddie Hardwick of Road Mart Tire in Ozark, secretary/treasurer.
Mid-America group planning expo
TOPEKA, Kan.-The Mid-America Tire Dealers Association will hold its Trade Show Expo March 28-30, 2003, at the Holiday Inn in Lawrence, Kan.
The association, which serves Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma, is planning a board of directors meeting, an awards banquet and seminars, including a presentation by Kevin Breen of Hercules Tire Co. on ``Improving the Bottom Line.'' Tire repair training will be presented by Rema Tip Top.
MATDA is taking applications for booths. For more information, contact Executive Director Shawn Herrick at (785) 286-1110.
Meeting to focus on rubber recycling
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-The Rubber Association of Canada (RAC) will hold its Rubber Recycling 2002 conference Oct. 23-25 at the Delta Centre-Ville Hotel in Montreal.
A biennial event, the conference is designed to encourage rubber recycling by sharing technical and educational information. Sessions include presentations by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, the Japanese Automobile Tire Manufacturers Association, the European Association of the Rubber Industry, as well as the RAC. The meeting also will look at Canadian provincial programs for scrap tires, American state legislative issues and civil engineering opportunities.
Cost for members is $305 (U.S.) and $355 for non-members. For details, contact the RAC at (905) 814-1714.