MIAMI (April 9, 2015) — Twenty-two retreaders, including six from overseas, have entered the “Miss Retread” truck tire contest being held at the upcoming North American Tire & Retread Expo, April 15-17 in New Orleans.
Entries will be judged on appearance, according to the expo organizers, The winning entry will win $5,000, with $2,500 going to the runner-up and $1,000 to third place.
The judges will be: David Stevens, managing director, Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau; Frederico Schmidt, Commercial Manager, Vipal Rubber Corp.; and Ron Mohler, commercial development manager, Elgi Rubber Co. L.L.C.
Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. on April 16 on the show floor.
Companies registered so far are: Action Tire Co.; Area Wholesale Tire Co.; Allied Oil & Tire Co.; Bauer Built Inc.; Brahlers Trucker's Supply Inc.; Centre Techno Pneu Inc.; Di Maggio Tires Inc.; Ecotire Treading Co.; Flynn's Tire Inc.; Industrias Del Neumatico S.A.U.; Ironhead Rubber Technologies Ltd.; Jianxin Rubber (Fujian) Co. Ltd.; Leslie Tire Service Inc.; MTC South Inc.; National Tire Solutions Inc.; Nokian Tyres P.L.C.; Panhandle Tire & Rubber Co.; Piedmont Truck Tire Inc.; Superior Tire Service Inc.; Recauchutagem31 S.A.(Fedima Tyres); Wilson County Tire & Retreading; and Young's Retreading L.L.C.
The inaugural North American Tire & Retread Expo is being held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in downtown New Orleans.
The trade show will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days. There will be a brief education program from 8 to 10 a.m. on the 16th, featuring six prominent industry speakers.
Additionally, retreading-oriented exhibitors Tech International L.L.C., Central Marketing Inc., B&J Rocket America Inc., Shamrock Marketing Inc. and Matteuzi S.r.l. will be holding training sessions throughout the day on the 15th.