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The North American Tire & Retread Expo was a success!

Posted on 05 May 2015

The 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TIRE & RETREAD EXPO was held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans April 15-17, 2015.  The EXPO featured 112 tire, tire retread, and tire equipment and repair companies and 1,041 registered visitors in attendance. 

Exhibitors featured top industry leaders as Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Pre-Q Galgo Corp., Nokian Tyres Plc., Marangoni Tread North American, Triangle Tire USA, Vipal Rubber Corporation, H.B. Plus Bandamatic, Rema Tip Top North America Inc., Sailun Tire CO., Ltd., Husky Tire Corporation, Ironhead Retread Technologies, Elgi Rubber Company LLC., B & J Rocket America, and many more.

“The show was marvelous! We will definitely be coming back next year.” said exhibitor and third place winner at the MISS RETREAD TRUCK TIRE CONTEST Techno Pneu, Inc. of Quebec, Canada.

“To state that I was pleased with the EXPO would be a gross understatement. I have not had such a good time at a tire & retread conference since the old ARA shows at Louisville.” Harvey Brodsky, Managing Director, Retread Tire Association

“I thought the show was terrific. It’s great to see a viable trade show for the retreading industry in North America once again.” David Wilson, Retreading Business Ltd.

“We had a great show and managed to make very high quality connections. We plan to participate and grow with the show next year.” Don Rizzi, Marangoni S.p.A. (Marangoni Tread North America)

“I just wanted to write you a quick note to thank you again for your hard work in getting the show arranged in New Orleans.  Don and I agree that the show was fantastic in all aspects!” From exhibitor Kyle Fernandez, Black Magic Staples (Utility Composites, Inc.) of Austin, Texas.

“As this was the first year for the show I was not sure what to expect.  I was pleased overall with the show.  The attendance was good, not great, but the visitors were quality companies which resulted in some very good prospects and some immediate returns for business.  And after all, that is why we are there.  We plan on returning as an exhibitor for the 2016 show as I am sure it will continue to evolve.  It is good to see a forum dedicated to the tire and retread segment of our industry.” Jeff L. Young,  Vice President, OTR and Retread Products, Rema Tip Top North America, Inc.

The EXPO hosted several events – including an Inaugural Party for all visitors and exhibitors at the House of Blues the first night.  Training Sessions were held throughout the day from Shamrock Marketing, Inc., Central Marketing, Inc., B&J Rocket America, Inc., Matteuzzi s.r.l., and Tech International, LLC.

Three-time Indy winner race car driver Helio Castroneves made a guest appearance at the Firestone Racing Tires Booth and signed autographs and took photos with guests.

Conferences were held on the second day, featuring six speakers from the tire industry.  Conference sponsor Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.’s Mr. Sun Shumin, Executive President, awarded raffle winner Mr. Joe Casebere of Rema Tip Top North America, Inc. an Apple © Mini iPad.

At the NORTH AMERICAN TIRE & RETREAD EXPO we finally have our own TIRE & RETREAD EXPO, a place where we can all TALK TIRES AND ONLY TIRES.  For updates on this year’s show and to be on the mailing list for the 2016 edition please visit www.usatireexpo.com .