News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

March 31, 2009

Tire Business News Minute

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 11:48 am

The March 30, 2009 edition of the Tire Business News Minute covers the latest Michelin tire data; an increase in truck tonnage in February as reported by the American Trucking Association; and an overview of the expanded ITEC conference to be held in Cleveland in September 2010. While the ITEC show previously catered to the manufacturing side, the expanded show will also encompass dealers, retreaders, and recyclers.

You can see this and previous editions of the Tire Business News Minute here (subscription required).

Carbon Black Suppliers Hunkering Down

Filed under: Carbon Black — Notch @ 7:35 am

I neglected to mention the publication last week of a very good article on carbon black in Rubber & Plastics News. The article was written by Mike McNulty and Brad Dawson and appeared in the March 23, 2009 issue.

Read it here (subscription required).

Crain & Tire Industry Association Plan New Tire Trade Show

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 7:15 am

From Tire Business (subscription required) comes word of a new tire industry conference.

AKRON (March 30, 2009)—Tire Business and Rubber & Plastics News (RPN) publisher Crain Communications Inc., with support of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), is planning a tire industry trade show and educational conference Sept. 21-23, 2010, in Cleveland aimed at independent dealers, wholesalers, retreaders and recyclers.

The aftermarket trade show/conference will be part of Crain’s existing International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC), a biennial event geared toward the world’s tire manufacturing industry that’s been held eight times since 1994 in Akron.

The 2010 event will move to Cleveland’s International Exposition Center (IX Center) to accommodate the expanded show/conference, according to Bob Simmons, ITEC executive director and a Crain vice president.

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