MASSILLON, Ohio (March 3, 2005) — Standards Testing Laboratories (STL) Trans Tech will present two tire technology seminars this year, May 3-5 and Oct. 4-6, at the company's Massillon-based testing and evaluation facility.
“This course is designed for both entry-level engineers and individuals who need to know about tires in their jobs. It covers tire basics,” said Cheryl Schnuth, STL's vice president, marketing. “A wide range of individuals have attended prior courses—from attorneys who deal with tire litigation to raw material suppliers, Department of Transportation and National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration representatives and Federal Bureau of Investigation staff that conduct tire footprint research. Even the Environmental Protection Agency has sent their people through the seminar.”
The two-and-a-half day seminars—which run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.—provide a comprehensive overview of the technology of the tire industry, STL said. Information on tire nomenclature, raw materials and manufacturing, design, construction, testing, applications and other tire topics are addressed by a panel of engineering, chemistry, physics and tire industry professionals.
A registration fee of $800 includes seminar admission, all materials, three lunches, an evening banquet and refreshments throughout the course. STL said it will assist in reserving affordable hotel accommodations for out-of-town attendees.
Registration deadlines are April 15 for the May seminar and Sept. 16 for the October course.
To request a registration form, contact STL Trans Tech at (800) 833-8547, or fax a purchase order to (330) 833-7902.
STL operates an independent testing facility for tires, wheels and related automotive components. Through its four divisions, the company provides the rubber and automotive industries with dynamic laboratory testing, static and physical testing, fleet testing, test machines, specialized photographic and video services and consulting services.
The company's Web site is at www.stllabs.com.