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MEMBER NEWSLETTER
THE RETREADING EXPERTS!
will
 understand
 why
 I
 insert
  photos
 of
 my
 four-­‐legged
 family.
 
  This
 keeps
 the
 audience
 from
  falling
 asleep
 and
 allows
 me
 to
  tell
 them
 about
 Lucy,
 our
 little
  service
 animal
 who
 lives
 with
 us
  and
 helps
 my
 wife
 to
 walk.
  While
 I
 was
 in
 Canada
 I
 visited
  three
 of
 our
 members,
  Goodyear
 OTR
 Centre
 in
 North
  Bay,
 Ironhead
 Rubber
  Technologies
 in
 Brampton
 and
  Anderson
 Tire
 &
 Treads
 in
  Hamilton.
 Each
 retread
 plant
  was
 immaculate
 and
 made
 me
  proud.
 I
 took
 many
 photos
 at
  the
 Goodyear
 OTR
 Centre
 in
  North
 Bay
 and
 will
 be
 including
  a
 few
 in
 our
 next
 newsletter.
 
  Our
 membership
 continues
 to
  grow
 and
 we
 are
 now
 up
 to
 225
  members
 with
 more
 being
  added
 on
 a
 regular
 basis.
 We
  continue
 to
 phone
 at
 least
 three
  members
 daily
 as
 our
 way
 of
  keeping
 in
 touch
 and
 letting
  them
 know
 we
 are
 always
 ready
  to
 be
 of
 service.
 We
 do
 this
  because
 be
 believe
 in
 being
 a
  HIGH
 SERVICE
 ORGANIZATION.
  If
 you
 are
 an
 RTA
 member
 and
  ever
 need
 something
 from
 us,
  please
 call
 me
 personally
 at
  831-­‐646-­‐5269
 or
 on
 my
 cell
  831-­‐917-­‐6449.
 
 Feel
 free
 to
 call
  seven
 days
 a
 week.
  As
 we
 continue
 to
 grow
 we
 do
  sometimes
 experience
 growing
 

Retread Tire Association
January 2012
pains,
 which
 will
 explain
 why
 we
  may
 be
 slow
 in
 responding
 to
  emails
 and
 telephone
 calls.
 We
  generally
 are
 right
 on
 top
 of
  answering
 our
 calls
 and
 emails,
  but
 we
 sometimes
 do
 slip.
 If
 we
  have
 ever
 been
 late
 in
  responding
 to
 your
 requests,
  please
 don’t
 give
 up
 on
 us;
 just
  try
 again
 and
 I
 promise
 you
 will
  get
 QUICK
 ACTION.
 Our
 staff
  now
 includes
 three
 people,
  including
 me,
 and
 we
 are
  getting
 better
 and
 more
  efficient
 every
 day.
 
 We
 are
 excited
 about
 the
  upcoming
 ITEC
 2012
 show
 to
 be
  held
 in
 Cleveland
 in
 September.
  A
 special
 RTA
 Member
  Newsletter
 will
 be
 sent
 in
 a
 few
  weeks
 with
 much
 more
  information
 about
 this
 exciting
  event.
 In
 the
 meantime,
 for
 a
  quick
 preview
 have
 a
 look
 at
 the
  following
 link:
  http://www.itec-­‐tireshow.com/
  You
 will
 want
 to
 put
 this
 on
 your
  calendar
 and
 come
 to
 Cleveland
  in
 September,
 especially
 if
 you
  are
 a
 retreader! Until
 next
 time,
 thanks
 to
 all
 of
  our
 members
 and
 others
 who
  support
 our
 vibrant
 and
 growing
  association.
 It
 is
 very
 much
  appreciated!

Harvey’s Corner
by
 Harvey
 Brodsky
  Managing
 Director
 of
 RTA


  I
 traveled
 to
 Canada
 in
  January
 to
 make
 a
  presentation
 at
 the
 Ontario
  Sand
 &
 Gravel
 Association
  conference
 in
 Toronto.
 The
  title
 of
 my
 presentation
 was
  WHY
 RETREADING
 YOUR
  TIRES
 MAKES
 SENSE
 FROM
  AN
 ENVIRONMENTAL
 AND
  ECONOMIC
 POINT
 OF
 VIEW.
  Please
 click
 on
 the
 link
 (http://

...............................

www.scribd.com/harvey3629/d/ 80408864-­‐Ossga-­‐Conference-­‐1-­‐18-­‐12-­‐ Canada)
 to
 view
 my
 

presentation.

For
 those
 of
 you
 who
 have
 ever
  sat
 through
 a
 Death-­‐by-­‐ PowerPoint
 presentation,
 you
 

PAGE 1

THE RETREADING EXPERTS!

Retread Tire Association MEMBER NEWSLETTER
January 2012
“Looking
 back
 on
 2011,
 the
 year
  brought
 one
 of
 the
 most,
 if
 not
 the
  most,
 rewarding
 years
 in
 our
 near
  40
 year
 history.
 All
 too
 often
 the
  temptation
 to
 personally
 enjoy
 the
  financial
 rewards
 of
 a
 bountiful
  year
 is
 greater
 than
 the
 desire
 to
  reinvest
 in
 company
 growth.
 We
  at
 H
 &
 H
 have
 traditionally
  maintained
 the
 perspective
 that
  investing
 the
 rewards
 of
 a
 good
  year
 back
 into
 our
 business
 and
  the
 customers
 we
 serve
 brings
  comparable
 satisfaction
 while
  securing
 our
 future.
 Each
 New
  Year
 we
 set
 goals
 that
  because
 we
 can
 increase
  production
 volume
 but
 that
 we
  can
 reduce
 production
 time
 and
  provide
 a
 greater
 product
 turn
  around
 time
 and
 customer
 service.
  I
 remain
 very
 proud
 of
 our
 2011
  year
 growth
 but
 I
 am
 very
  cognitive
 of
 the
 undeniable
 fact
  that
 it
 has
 all
 been
 made
 possible
  by
 our
 many
 very
 valued
  customers
 and
 their
 continued
  patronage
 and
 for
 that
 I
 am
  grateful
 and
 equally
 proud”.
  Ken
 Daniels,
 CEO,
 Vice
 President H
 &
 H
 Industries
 Inc.

NEWS RELEASES FROM RTA MEMBERS ................................
RTA
 MEMBER
 H
 &
 H
 INDUSTRIES
  CONTINUES
 TO
 GROW!
 READ
 THE
  LINK
 BELOW
 THIS
 EXCERPT
 FOR
  MORE
 EXCITING
 NEWS
 ABOUT
  THIS
 OUTSTANDING
 COMPANY!

H & H Industries Inc. 2011 Production Equipment and Product Additions ! Year in Review
News
 Release
H
 &
 H
 Industries 5400
 St,
 Rt.
 93
 P.O.
 Box
 236
 Oak
  Hill,
 Ohio
 45656 740-­‐682-­‐7721
 
 
 
  Fax
 740-­‐682-­‐0530
hhindustiresinc.com

The
 following
 is
 a
 brief
 summary
  of
 the
 changes
 and
 additions
 to
  the
 H
 &
 H
 Industry’s
 facilities,
  production
 capacities
 and
  capabilities
 realized
 in
 2011
 as
  well
 as
 statements
 by
 the
 owners.
 

always
 exceed
 our
  reasonable
 expectations
 as
 well
 as
  projected
 capabilities
 and
 2011
  was
 no
 different
 with
 the
 pleasant
  exception
 of
 exceeding
 our
 2011
  inflated
 goals.” Noah
 Hickman,
 President H
 &
 H
 Industries
 Inc.

Click
 this
 link
 to
 read
  the
 H
 &
 H
 Press
 Release
 in
 its
  entirety.
www.scribd.com/harvey3629/d/ 80409126-H-HIndustries

RTA
 MEMBER
 TIRE
 LYNA
 ASKED
  US
 TO
 INCLUDE
 THIS
 REPORT.

“Having
 joined
 the
 company
 at
 the
  time
 of
 its
 inception
 and
 recalling
  past
 struggles
 and
 victories
 from
  the
 companies
 infancy,
 through
 to
  and
 including
 this
 past
 year,
 I
 have
  All
 the
 included
 additions
 were
  witnessed
 and
 participated
 in
  both
 obtained
 and
 installed
 in
  many
 company
 landmark
 changes
  2011
 and
 are
 either
 currently
  in
 the
 previous
 four
 decades
  operational
 or
 will
 be
 no
 later
 than
  however,
 I
 can
 not
 recall
 a
 time
  January
 of
 2012.
  that
 in
 a
 single
 year
 doubling
  nearly
 all
 production
 capabilities.
  The
 total
 cost
 of
 additions
 and
  Obviously,
 this
 production
 capacity
  construction
 will
 be
 2
 million
 and
  investment
 and
 improvement
 is
  add
 an
 additional
 30
 employees.
  significant
 but
 not
 necessarily
 

Effect of Tyre Lyna on Tire Durability
For
 more
 info
 contact:
Lyna
 Manufacturing
 Incorporated Tel:
 (604)
 990-­‐0988
 Ext:
 102 Website:
 www.tirelyna.com Toll
 Free:
 (877)
 847-­‐3596 Please
 download
 (below)
  a
 test
 done
 by
 ARDL.
 Go
 to
  www.tyrelyna.com
 and
 click
 the
  link,
 Tire
 Durability
 and
 Integrity
  Test
 (test#PN93599)

PAGE 2

THE RETREADING EXPERTS!

Retread Tire Association MEMBER NEWSLETTER
January 2012
Portuguese
 recycling
 companies,
  official
 organisations,
 sector
  professionals,
 entities
 that
 work
 in
  the
 sector
 and
 other
 interested
  parties.
 In
 all,
 there
 were
 more
  than
 60
 participants.
 Keynote
  speakers
 included
 representatives
  from
 the
 Spanish
 Ministry
 of
  Industry,
 Tourism
 and
 Commerce,
  from
 the
 Universidad
 Miguel
  Hernández
 (UMH)
 and
 from
 the
  companies
 Vipal,
 Idiada
 and
 TNU.
 
 
  The
 lectures
 dealt
 with
 related
  issues
 such
 as
 the
 new
 guidelines
  and
 market
 regulations
 for
  recycled
 tyres
 in
 Europe.
 Taking
  advantage
 of
 this
 context,
 Vipal
  presented
 its
 Eco
 line
 as
 a
 product
  that
 complies
 with
 European
  trends
 and
 standards.
 The
 Eco
  treads,
 exclusive
 to
 the
 company,
  play
 a
 key
 role
 in
 reducing
 costs
  for
 transportation
 businesses
 and
  truck
 drivers
 as
 well
 as
 forming
  part
 of
 Vipal’s
 Transport
  Sustainability
 project.
  Due
 to
 the
 use
 of
 recycled
  materials,
 this
 product
 is
 not
 only
  economical
 but
 also
 contributes
 to
  conserving
 the
 environment
 and
  improving
 the
 profitability
 of
 a
  fleet’s
 activity.
 
 
 
 
  Vipal’s
 participation
 was
  requested
 by
 the
 UMH
 who,
 via
  the
 AER,
 took
 the
 initiative
 to
  create
 a
 course
 entitled
 “Research
  and
 Training
 regarding
 Recycled
  Tyres”
 that
 has
 become
 part
 of
  the
 Mechanical
 Engineering
  degree
 offered
 by
 the
 university.
  About
 Vipal Borrachas
 Vipal
 was
 founded
 in
  1973,
 in
 Nova
 Prata,
 in
 the
  Brazilian
 state
 of
 Rio
 Grande
 do
  Sul.
 With
 3,000
 employees,
 the
  company
 manages
 two
 factories
  in
 Nova
 Prata
 and
 one
 in
 Feira
 de
  Santana,
 in
 Bahia,
 with
 a
 total
 of
  almost
 160
 thousand
 square
  metres
 of
 industrial
 facilities
 and
  five
 distribution
 centres
 in
 Brazil.
  Vipal
 exports
 to
 all
 continents
 as
  well
 as
 having
 distribution
 centres
  in
 South
 America,
 North
 America
  and
 Europe.
  Vipal
 was
 the
 first
 Brazilian
  company
 in
 the
 sector
 to
 receive
  ISO
 9002
 certification,
 in
 addition
  to
 the
 ISO9001:
 2008
 certificate
  and
 the
 activity
 verification
  certificate
 from
 the
 IFBQ/ INMETRO
 for
 its
 range
 of
 treads.
  The
 group
 comprises
 Borrachas
  Vipal,
 Banco
 Vipal
 and
 BR
 Plast
  Participações.
 In
 addition
 it
 holds
  shares
 in
 the
 companies
 Duroline
  (brake
 shoes)
 and
 Fate
 (new
  tyres).
 Together
 with
 the
  Argentine
 company
 Fate,
 it
 is
  setting
 up
 the
 first
 binational
 tyre
  industry
 that
 will
 generate
 a
  thousand
 new
 jobs
 in
 Guaíba
 (RS)
  for
 the
 manufacture
 of
 tyres
 for
  cars
 and
 agricultural
 machinery.
  PAGE 3

NEWS RELEASES FROM RTA MEMBERS ................................
RTA
 MEMBER
 VIPAL
 WANTS
 TO
  SHARE
 THIS
 WITH
 OUR
 READERS.

VIPAL Takes Part in the ‘5th Technical Seminar of the Asociación Española de Neumáticos Reciclados
[SPANISH
 RECYCLED
 TYRES
  ASSOCIATION]

News
 Release

Borrachas
 Vipal
  was
 founded
 in
 1973,
 in
 Nova
  Prata,
 in
 the
 Brazilian
 state
 of
 Rio
  Grande
 do
 Sul.
 
  The
 5th
 Technical
 Seminar
 of
 the Asociación
 Española
 de
  Neumáticos
 Reciclados
 (AER)
  [Spanish
 Recycled
 Tyres
  Association]
 was
 held
 in
  November
 in
 Madrid,
 Spain.
 The
  aim
 of
 this
 event,
 which
 usually
  takes
 place
 every
 two
 years,
 is
 to
  bring
 together
 members
 and
  guests
 to
 discuss
 sector
 issues
 and
  share
 experiences.
 The
 meeting
  was
 attended
 by
 representatives
  from
 Vipal,
 a
 collaborating
  member
 of
 the
 AER.
 
 
 
  Also
 taking
 part
 in
 this
 Technical
  Seminar
 were
 the
 leading
 

THE RETREADING EXPERTS!

Retread Tire Association MEMBER NEWSLETTER
January 2012

“We
 are
 proud
 to
 extend
  this
 agreement
 and
 will
  work
 with
 Branick
 to
  continue
 to
 provide
 quality
  membrane
 technology
 for
  RTA
 MEMBER
 BRANICK
 WANTS
 TO
  their
 nitrogen
 generators
  SHARE
 THIS
 WITH
 OUR
 READERS. for
 the
 automotive
 and
 tire
  industries,”
 Phelps
 said.

NEWS RELEASES FROM RTA MEMBERS ................................

Branick Extends Exclusive North American Nitrogen Tire Inflation Membrane Agreement with Air Products News
 Release

Research
 has
 shown
 nitrogen
 to
  have
 less
 corrosion
 on
 parts
 and
  Branick
 Industries less
 wear
 and
 tear
 on
 tires,
 which
  Fargo,
 North
 Dakota has
 resulted
 in
 being
 able
 to
 get
  three
 to
 four
 retreads
 per
 casing.
  800.437.4394 In
 addition,
 nitrogen
 migrates
  [email protected] through
 a
 tire
 three
 to
 four
 times
  www.branick.com slower
 than
 oxygen,
 holding
 a
  With
 the
 agreement
 extension,
  and
 due
 to
 the
 success
 Branick
 has
  more
 consistent,
 reliable
 tire
  Branick
 Industries
 today
  had
 with
 the
 membrane
 systems,
  pressure
 which
 is
 known
 to
  announced
 it
 has
 extended
 its
  exclusive
 North
 American
 nitrogen
  Branick
 plans
 to
 make
 changes
 to
  provide
 longer
 tire
 life
 and
 better
  fuel
 economy. their
 warranty
 structure
 in
 2012. tire
 inflation
 membrane
  agreement
 with
 Air
 Products,
 the
  Manufactured
 in
 St.
 Louis,
  “Branick
 is
 so
 confident
 in
 Air
  world
 leader
 in
 membrane
  Missouri,
 Air
 Products’
 PRISM
  Products’
 PRISM
 Membrane
  technology
 for
 tire
 inflation
 via
 its
  technology,
 that
 we
 are
 increasing
  Membranes
 are
 advanced
  PRISM®
 Nitrogen
 Membrane
  our
 membrane
 warranty
 from
 the
  technology
 that
 separates
  technology.
 The
 two
 companies
  current
 five
 years
 to
 seven
 on
 new
  compressed
 air
 into
 oxygen
  have
 been
 collaborating
 for
 10
  enriched,
 and
 nitrogen
 enriched
  mobile
 systems,”
 said
  years
 and
 the
 extension
 allows
  Brian
 Brasch,
 president
 of
 Branick.
  streams.
  Branick
 to
 continue
 to
 be
 the
  “If
 filters
 are
 changed
 on
 a
 regular
  exclusive
 manufacturer
 of
  nitrogen
 tire
 inflation
 systems
 sold
  basis,
 we
 see
 no
 reason
 we
 can’t
  Systems
 running
 with
 the
 PRISM
  Membrane
 technology
 do
 not
  offer
 our
 customers
 an
  in
 North
 America
 containing
 Air
  require
 a
 carbon
 bed
 filter,
  unconditional
 membrane
  Products’
 PRISM
 Membrane
  resulting
 in
 less
 maintenance
 and
 
  guarantee
 for
 seven
 years.
 This
  technology.
  long
 term
 costs. includes
 guaranteeing
 the
  membrane
 from
 moisture
 and
  Air
 Products’
 commercial
 manager
  for
 PRISM
 Membrane
 technology,
  even
 oil.”
 Branick
 has
 over
 3,500
  To
 learn
 more
 about
 Branick
  Nitrogen
 Systems,
 contact
 Branick
  trouble-­‐free
 systems
 that
 have
  William
 Phelps,
 says
 the
  been
 in
 the
 field
 for
 approximately
  at
 800.437.4394
 or
 email
  teamwork
 experienced
 over
 the
  [email protected].
  past
 10
 years
 has
 been
 rewarding.
  eight
 years. PAGE 4

Branick
 CEO
 Duane
 Brasch,
  known
 as
 the
 pioneer
 of
 nitrogen
  tire
 inflation
 for
 the
 mainstream
  tire
 industry
 in
 North
 America,
  says
 the
 decade-­‐long
 relationship
  has
 been
 a
 key
 for
 Branick.
  “Because
 of
 Air
 Products’
 PRISM
  Membrane’s,
 companies
 like
  Costco,
 Wal-­‐Mart
 and
 Discount
  Tire
 have
 worked
 with
 Branick
  exclusively.
 The
 efficiency
 and
  longevity
 of
 the
 membranes
 are
  head
 and
 shoulders
 above
 the
  competition,”
 Brasch
 said.

PRISM
 Membrane
 technology
  separates
 oxygen,
 moisture
 and
  other
 impurities
 leaving
 only
  nitrogen,
 which
 is
 a
 dry,
 inert
 gas.
  Utilizing
 Branick
 Nitrogen
 Systems
  for
 nitrogen
 tire
 inflation
 in
 place
  of
 regular
 air
 eliminates
 oxidation
  and
 condensation,
 which
 damages
  inner
 liners,
 steel
 belts
 and
 rims.
 

THE RETREADING EXPERTS!

Retread Tire Association MEMBER NEWSLETTER
January 2012
a
 senior
 member
 of
 the
 Federal
  Trade
 Commission
 (FTC),
 on
 the
  FTC's
 responsibilities
 under
 the
  Magnuson-­‐Moss
 Warranty
 Act
  increases
 the
 relevance
 of
 this
  program
 to
 our
 members'
 needs."
  A
 congressional
 reception
 for
  summit
 attendees
 to
 mingle
 with
  federal
 legislators
 and
 their
 staffs
  will
 be
 held
 the
 evening
 of
  Wednesday,
 March
 14.
 On
  Thursday,
 March
 15,
 attendees
  will
 spend
 the
 day
 on
 Capitol
 Hill
  attending
 meetings
 with
 elected
  officials
 and
 their
 key
 staff
 to
  educate
 them
 on
 the
 particular
  needs
 and
 challenges
 of
 the
  automotive
 aftermarket
 industry.
  This
 federal
 legislative
 summit
 is
  free
 to
 attend,
 with
 participants
  having
 to
 pay
 for
 their
 own
 travel
  and
 accommodations.
 Attendees
  are
 requested
 to
 register
 by
  February
 3.
  Tire
 Industry
 Association
 members
  should
 contact
 Mark
 Cook,
  Director
 of
 Communications,
 to
  register
 for
 the
 summit,
 he
 may
 be
  reached
 directly
 at
 240-­‐544-­‐1265
  or
 email
 him
 at
 
 
[email protected].

NEWS RELEASES FROM RTA ................................
TIA
 WANTS
 TO
 SHARE
 THIS
  WITH
 OUR
 READERS.

Heavy Hitters at Aftermarket Lobby Day News
 Release
Tire
 Industry
 Association
 (TIA) Press
 Contacts:
 
  Mark
 Cook,
 Roy
 Littlefield 301-­‐430-­‐7280
 
http://tireindustry.org/


 About
 TIA: The
 Tire
 Industry
 Association,
 with
  a
 90
 year
 history
 representing
 all
  segments
 of
 the
 national
 and
  international
 tire
 industry,
 is
 the
  leading
 advocate,
 as
 well
 as,
  instructor
 in
 technical
 training
 of
  tire
 service
 technicians.
 For
 more
  information,
 visit
  www.tireindustry.org
 or
 call
  800-­‐876-­‐8372.

Bowie,
 MD
 -­‐
 The
 Tire
 Industry
  Association
 (TIA),
 in
 conjunction
  with
 a
 number
 of
 other
 automotive
  related
 associations,
 will
 be
  participating
 in
 the
 2012
  Aftermarket
 Legislative
 Summit
 on
  March
 14
 and
 15,
 2012
 in
  Washington,
 DC.
 Ed
 Gillespie,
  former
 chairman
 of
 the
 Republican
  National
 Committee
 and
 his
  counterpart,
 Terry
 McAuliffe,
  former
 chairman
 of
 the
 Democratic
  National
 Committee
 will
 begin
 the
  summit
 with
 a
 briefing
 session
 on
  Wednesday
 afternoon,
 March
 14,
  at
 the
 Hyatt
 Regency
 Washington
  on
 Capitol
 Hill.
  TIA
 Executive
 Vice
 President,
 Roy
  Littlefield,
 says,
 "this
 will
 be
 a
  most
 thought-­‐provoking
 briefing
  as
 the
 two
 former
 national
 party
  chairmen
 discuss
 the
 2012
  elections
 and
 the
 current
 political
  atmosphere.
 Then
 to
 have
 a
  briefing
 from
 Lois
 Greisman,
 

MEMBER REQUESTS AND FORUM ................................
THIS
 IS
 A
 SERVICE
 WE
 ARE
 HAPPY
  TO
 PROVIDE
 FOR
 OUR
 MEMBERS
  AND
 WE
 INVITE
 YOU
 TO
 LET
 US
  KNOW
 IF
 WE
 CAN
 EVER
 BE
 OF
  HELP
 TO
 YOUR
 COMPANY.
 OUR
  GOAL
 IS
 TO
 BE
 CERTAIN
 THAT
 ALL
  RTA
 MEMBERS
 ALWAYS
 RECEIVE
  FULL
 VALUE
 AND
 THEN
 SOME
 FOR
  THEIR
 INVESTMENT
 IN
 THE
  RETREAD
 TIRE
 ASSOCIATION.


  Please
 make
 your
 hotel
  reservations
 directly
 with
 Hyatt
  Regency
 Capitol
 Hill,
 by
 calling
  202-­‐737-­‐1234
 or
 800-­‐233-­‐1234
  and
 referencing
 the
 Automotive
  Aftermarket
 by
 Feb.
 3,
 2012
 to
  receive
 the
 special
 group
 rate
 of
  $325
 single/double.

An
 RTA
 member
 is
 in
 need
 of
  someone
 who
 can
 help
 him
  with
 maintenance/repairs
 of
  Hercules
 Orbitread
 machines
  (circa
 1992-­‐4).
 If
 you
 are
 that
  person
 or
 know
 of
 someone
  who
 can
 help,
 please
 contact
  [email protected]
 by
 email
 or
  by
 telephone
 at
 831-­‐646-­‐5269.
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Retread Tire Association MEMBER NEWSLETTER
January 2012

THE RTA MEMO PROGRAMS ................................
HERE’S
 SOMETHING
 OUR
  MEMBERS
 NEED
 TO
 KNOW. If
 you
 are
 an
 RTA
 member
 and
  are
 not
 already
 taking
 advantage
  of
 the
 RTA
 Casing
 and
 Supplier
  Memo
 programs
 you
 may
 be
  missing
 out
 on
 an
 important
 way
  to
 either
 buy
 or
 sell
 casings,
 or
  new
 and/or
 used
 retread
  machinery
 &
 equipment.
 Our
  memos
 are
 sent
 the
 day
 we
  receive
 the
 information
 and
  prices
 can
 be
 listed.
 Based
 on
  feedback
 we
 receive
 from
 our
  members
 who
 already
 use
 our
  memo
 programs,
 RTA
 memos
  are
 VERY
 effective.
 You
 must
 be
  an
 RTA
 member
 to
 participate.
  For
 more
 information
 please
 call
  Harvey
 at
 831-­‐646-­‐5269
 or
 send
  an
 email
 to
 [email protected]

ASK HARVEY ............................
QUESTION:
  I
 am
 oxen
 asked
 by
  both
 our
 current
 and
  prospecyve
 members
  if
 they
 should
 stay
 with
  the
 other
 industry
  associayon
 (you
 know
  who
 I
 mean)? ANSWER:
  My
 answer
 is
 always
  exactly
 the
 same:
 "It
 is
  not
 my
 call.
 You
 should
  make
 your
 decision
  based
 on
 what
 you
  perceive
 to
 be
 the
 value
  received
 by
 the
 other
  associayon.
 I
 will
 never
  tell
 you
 how
 to
 spend
  your
 money."

BILL
 THOMAS
 IS
 STILL
  GOING
 STRONG!
................................................ Those
 of
 our
 readers
 who
  have
 been
 around
 for
 a
 long
  time
 will
 remember
 the
 name
  Bill
 Thomas.
 Bill
 was
 a
  founding
 member
 of
 Big
 O
  Tires
 and
 
 I
 was
 privileged
 to
  have
 worked
 for
 him
 back
 in
  the
 seventies.
 Bill
 is
 also
 a
 past
  president
 of
 the
 American
  Retreaders
 Association
 and
  was
 instrumental
 in
 putting
  together
 a
 number
 of
 very
  important
 policies
 during
 his
  presidency. In
 case
 you
 are
 wondering,
  Bill
 is
 still
 very
 much
 alive
 and
  well
 and
 remains
 a
 dear
 friend
  and
 a
 mentor
 to
 me,
 as
 he
 has
  been
 to
 many
 others
 in
 the
 tire
  business.
 Although
 now
 retired
  he
 is
 far
 from
 being
 inactive
  and
 recently
 completed
 a
 book
  about
 his
 first
 90
 years.
 It
 is
 a
  fascinating
 read
 about
 a
  fascinating
 man.
 I
 only
 have
  one
 copy
 but
 I'll
 be
 happy
 to
  loan
 it
 to
 any
 reader
 of
 this
  message
 who
 would
 like
 to
  borrow
 it.
 In
 summary,
 my
 only
  problem
 with
 Bill
 is
 that
 was
  not
 a
 twin.
 We
 need
 more
  people
 like
 Bill
 Thomas
 in
 the
  world.
 "Keep
 going
 strong,
 Bill,
  and
 keep
 writing!"

THE
 RUBBER
 ASSOCIATION
 OF
 CANADA
 IS
 A
 GOOD
 MEMBER
 OF
  THE
 RETREAD
 TIRE
 ASSOCIATION.
 WE
 THOUGHT
 YOU
 MIGHT
  ENJOY
 READING
 THEIR
 NEWSLETTER.

Follow
 this
 link
 to
 get
 on
 their
 emailing
 list:

h{p://www.rubberassociayon.ca/rubberroom/ Welcome.html

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RTA
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 CRI
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 RUBBERS
 INTERNATIONAL)
 ASKED
 US
 TO
 POST
 THIS
 PAGE,
 WHICH
 WE
 ARE
 HAPPY
 TO
 DO
 

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Become A Member of The Retread Tire Association Now! When It’s Time To Renew Your Membership in an industry association, -----------------------

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN RTA:
THE ONLY ASSOCIATION THAT IS TOTALLY DEDICATED TO PROMOTING AND DEFENDING RETREADING WORLDWIDE.
As the Managing Director of RTA and a Tire Industry Hall of Fame awardee, I bring 35 years of professional experience and a wealth of expertise about retreading. During these years I have successfully represented, promoted and defended retreading and tire repairing worldwide. RTA is the clearinghouse for answers to retreading, repair and tire maintenance questions. We respond with factual answers in a timely manner. We promote the use of retreaded tires and dispel the myths and misinformation about our industry. We proudly salute our more than 215 members worldwide who have joined us since our inception. The RTA News Release program is by far the most vibrant in the tire industry. A steady stream of RTA news releases are sent regularly to owner operators, trucking fleets and many government agencies. Every major trucking magazine in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries regularly receive RTA materials. RTA Casing, Supplier and Want-to-Export Retreads memos are published the day we receive the request from our members, and we do allow prices to be included.

RTA STAYS IN TOUCH!
RTA members can count on being contacted by me personally on a regular basis to discuss any issues where they need our help. They can reach me seven days a week. It is NEVER a bother to be of service, no matter how unusual their request. Contact me if you have questions about membership. I will be happy to personally discuss the many benefits offered only to RTA members.

JOIN THE RTA FAMILY!
You can be assured that you are supporting the most effective and robust retread tire industry association in the entire world! And of course, if you are not 100% satisfied with your membership in the Retread Tire Association we will refund every penny of your investment anytime, with NO QUESTIONS ASKED. We look forward to welcoming your company to the RTA family! Best wishes! Harvey Brodsky Managing Director Retread Tire Association (RTA)

RTA ON THE RADIO!
RTA is heard on satellite radio, “LANDLINE NOW” and “The Midnight Trucking Radio Network” on AM radio. Our taped segments are repeated a number of times during the month by both programs, resulting in a steady stream of calls from truckers asking for our materials. We also refer buyers to RTA members in their area.

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THE RETREADING EXPERTS! MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Retread Tire Association

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
January 2012

RETREAD TIRE ASSOCIATION (RTA) IF YOU’D LIKE TO BECOME AN RTA MEMBER, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS 2 PAGE APPLICATION AND MAIL OR FAX IT BACK. !
Your Name: Company Name: Address: City: Country: E-Mail: State/Province: Phone: Website: Zip/Postal Code: Fax:

! !
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES
RETREADERS TIRE DEALERS SUPPLIERS CASING DEALERS TIRE & TRUCKING INDUSTRY MAGAZINES INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP OTHERS ASSOCIATIONS NEW TIRE MANUFACTURERS TRUCKING COMPANIES RECYCLING ORGANIZATIONS 1 or 2 locations/retread plants 3 or more locations/retread plants 1 or 2 locations 3 or more locations $350 $175 $350 $175 $200 (Company Salespeople, Friends of RTA) (Attorneys, Consultants, Investment Companies, etc.) State/Regional National $150 $350 $350 Negotiated $1,000 $200 $350 Minimum Each Additional Location Minimum Each Additional Location

PLEASE CIRCLE ONE PRIMARY CATEGORY:
RETREADER MAGAZINE SUPPLIER CASING DEALER TRUCKING COMPANY TIRE DEALER INDIVIDUAL OTHER

NEW TIRE MFR

RECYCLING ASSN

PAYMENT METHOD:
___ CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $__________ (IN U.S. DOLLARS) PAYABLE TO: RTA ___ VISA ___ MASTERCARD ___ AMERICAN EXPRESS EXP DATE: ____________

CREDIT CARD NUMBER: ___________________________________________________ CVV2 (SECURITY CODE): ____________

CARDHOLDER NAME AS PRINTED ON CARD (Please Print): _________________________________________________ CARDHOLDER SIGNATURE: ____________________________________ RTA has my authorization to charge $______________ to my credit card.

APPLICATION CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE *PLEASE COMPLETE BOTH SIDES OF THIS APPLICATION.

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THE RETREADING EXPERTS!

Retread Tire Association

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
January 2012

TO HELP US MAXIMIZE YOUR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS, PLEASE FURNISH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: ____ Yes! You may use our company name on the RTA website as a new member, and you may publicize our company name in the news releases to the tire media. ____ No, we prefer to remain anonymous. Do not publish our company name. Please let us have your input on the three most important issues you would like to see RTA work on in the immediate future. 1. 2. 3. Please list any additional email addresses you wish to have us add for RTA News Releases, Memos and Member Newsletters. You may add as many as you wish.

We wish to receive the following RTA Memos on a regular basis: ____ Casing Memos ____ Supplier Memos ____ Want-To-Export Retread Memos

____ Yes! We would be interested in having Harvey or another RTA representative attend an open house or other type of meeting at our location. (RTA will contact you to discuss dates and other details.) PLEASE CIRCLE ALL APPLICABLE. We retread the following: PASSENGER We use: MOLD CURE PRE CURE RINGTREAD UNICIRCLE ____ NO LT TRUCK MED TRUCK SMALL OTR LARGE OTR INDUSTRIAL FARM

We are a bead-to-bead retreader? ____ YES

Number of retread plants we operate? _______ (This information is required for billing purposes if you have more than two retread plants. To buy or sell casings or new/used equipment or machinery, just send RTA an email ([email protected]) with the details of what you wish to buy or sell. You can also call our toll-free number 888-810-8861 and weʼll be happy to take the information over the phone. *Please complete BOTH SIDES and return with your payment to:

Retread Tire Association 900 Weldon Grove Pacific Grove, CA 93950 USA Or Fax to (831) 646-2006
Thank you and welcome to the RTA family! Harvey Brodsky, Managing Director (831) 646-5269

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Retread Tire Association MEMBER NEWSLETTER
January 2012
idea
 was
 brought
 to
 our
  attention
 by
 a
 good
 RTA
  member
 and
 our
 next
 news-­‐ letter
 will
 expand
 on
 the
 idea.
 

COMING SOON ................................

 Watch
 for
 an
 important
 RTA
  News
 Release
 about
 tire
  repairs.
 We
 will
 be
 addressing
 

...............................

Tires
 or
 TYRES,
  Which
 is
 it?


  Actually,
 it's
 both.
 With
  the
 issue
 of
 plugs
 made
 without
  The
 Buyers
 Group
 would
 source
  the
 exception
 of
 the
 U.S.
 And
  removing
 the
 tire
 from
 a
 wheel.
  tread
 rubber,
 envelopes,
  We
 think
 you
 will
 find
 what
 we
  equipment
 and
 machinery
 and
  have
 to
 say
 interesting. more!
 Interested?
 If
 you
 are,
  please
 contact
 Harvey
 for
  •
 Much
 more
 information
  about
 the
 upcoming
 ITEC
 2012
  show
 to
 be
 held
 in
 Cleveland.
  We
 will
 be
 sending
 a
 SPECIAL
  newsletter
 later
 this
 month
  devoted
 entirely
 to
 ITEC
 2012. IN
 MEMORIAM ................................................
 
 
 
 We
 lost
 a
 true
 friend
 to
 the
  •
 Please
 watch
 for
 an
 article
  retread
 industry
 since
 our
 last
  about
 tire
 cages
 and
 why
 they
  newsletter. are
 important.
 It
 will
 feature
 
 
 
 
 Lew
 Zimmerman,
 the
  founder
 of
 Tuffy
  very
 important
 information
  Manufacturing
 passed
 away
  from
 RTA
 member
 Branick. in
 January
 and
 will
 be
 missed
  by
 his
 many
 friends.
 I
 was
  •
 We
 are
 still
 working
 on
  privileged
 to
 know
 Lew
 for
  more
 than
 thirty
 years
 and
 I
  putting
 together
 the
 idea
 of
 a
  will
 miss
 him
 always.
 Lew
  Buyers
 Group
 for
 RTA
 retreader
  may
 be
 gone
 but
 his
 legacy
  members
 who
 are
 not
 affiliated
  will
 live
 on
 in
 the
 minds
 and
  with
 a
 major
 new
 tire
 company
  hearts
 of
 all
 who
 knew
 him. Rest
 in
 peace,
 Lew. or
 franchise.
 This
 interesting
  details.
 Either
 call
  +831-­‐646-­‐5269
 or
 send
 an
  email
 to
  [email protected].
  Canada
 where
 we
 spell
 it
  "TIRES,"
 the
 rest
 of
 the
  English
 speaking
 countries
 in
  the
 world
 spell
 it
 "TYRES."
 
  This
 poses
 a
 friendly
 

dilemma
 for
 us,
 as
 the
  Retread
 Tire
 (Tyre?)
  Association
 has
 members
 in
  many
 other
 English
 speaking
  countries.
 
  All
 we
 can
 say
 is
 that
 we
 

hope
 this
 is
 the
 biggest
  problem
 we
 ever
 have.
 Just
  imagine
 if
 when
 you
 get
  sleepy
 you
 said
 "I
 sure
 am
  tired."
 or
 should
 you
 say, "I
 sure
 am
 tyred."
 
  Enough
 already!

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Retread Tire Association MEMBER NEWSLETTER
January 2012

UPCOMING TIRE RELATED EVENTS

Another Thought For The Day
----------------------In
 policcs,
 if
 you
 want
 anything
 said
  ask
 a
 man.
 If
 you
 want
 anything
 done
  ask
 a
 woman.
 
  -­‐
 Margaret
 Thatcher
 1965 To
 me,
 consensus
 seems
 to
 be
 the
  process
 of
 abandoning
 all
 beliefs,
  principles,
 values
 and
 policies
 in
 search
  of
 something
 in
 which
 no
 one
 believes,
  but
 to
 which
 no
 one
 objects.
 
  -­‐
 Margaret
 Thatcher
 1981

....................................... February
 15-­‐18,
 2012
  TIA
 OTR
 TIRE
 CONFERENCE,
 
 Rancho
 Mirage,
 CA Coming
 to
 the
 conference?
  I’ll
 Be
 there.
 Let’s
 say
 hello
 -­‐
 Harvey ....................................... April
 18-­‐20,
 2012
  CLEMSON
 UNIVERSITY
 2012
 TIRE
 CONFERENCE,
  Hilton
 Head
 Island,
 SC ....................................... June
 5-­‐8,
 2012
  REIFEN
 ESSEN,
 Essen,
 Germany ....................................... September
 18-­‐20,
 2012 ITEC
 2012,
 Cleveland,
 OH
This
 good
 lesson
 was
 passed
 on
 to
 us
 by
 our
 good
 friend
 Ron
 Ferdinand.

HOW
 I
 LEARNED
 TO
 MIND
 MY
 OWN
 BUSINESS

 I
 was
 walking
 past
 a
 house
 the
 other
 day
 and
 a
 bunch
 of
 people
 were
 out
 in
 the
 yard
 shouyng,
 “13...13..13..” The
 fence
 was
 too
 high
 to
 see
 over,
 but
 I
 saw
 a
 li{le
 gap
 in
 the
 planks,
 so
 I
 looked
 through
 to
 see
 what
 was
  going
 on
 and
 some
 idiot
 poked
 me
 in
 the
 eye
 with
 a
 syck!
 Then
 they
 all
 started
 shouyng
 “14...14...14...”
  THE
 MESSAGE
 IS
 DON’T
 BE
 NUMBER
 15

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