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Kevin Rohlwing, Tire Industry Association senior vice president of education and technical services, demonstrates how commercial tire technicians should check wheel torque to prevent wheel failure. * Rick Percy, national sales manager for Multi-Seal Corp. in Houston, demonstrates the firm's tire sealant in a farm tire. Multi-Seal has begun a marketing campaign to promote the product as a preventive measure for commercial dealers' customers. * Dennis Irving, far right, director of the Tire Recyclers Management Association of Alberta, in Edmonton, watches as Fred Ison, center, and Shelton Riffle demonstrate the Artiglio Master rim changer, which can handle run-flat tires and specialty tires up to 26 inches. * Reynold Hester of Hester Tire Service in Bladenboro, N.C., checks out a Branick tire spreader at the Myers Tire Supply booth. * Ross Kogel Jr., left, former Tire Industry Association executive vice president and now with Tire Wholesalers Inc., Troy, Mich., receives the Friend of the Industry Award from TIA President Tom Raben. To the right is TIA's Dick Gust. * Dave Range, right, of Hawkinson Cos./Branick Industries, shows Jim Cunningham of Tire Trax in Hopkinsville, Ky., some of the features of the NDT-1600S non-destructive tester. * Above: Jorge Roa, left, of Michelin North America Inc. explains to Lester Bergey of Bergey's Tire in Franconia, Pa., the Tubeless Bead Seal, allowing mounting of tubeless industrial tires on tube-type rims. * Left: Armond Boyes, left, general manager of Goodyear's retread commercial systems, visits with Russell Jones and Tink Toy of Gem City Retreading in Sharonville, Ohio, at the Goodyear booth.