The International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) has added Myers Tire Supply and Falken Tire as sponsors. “We are extremely pleased to have these two companies as participating sponsors in our 2010 event,” said Bob Simmons, ITEC executive director and founder of the show and a Crain vice president and group publisher. Myers Tire Supply will organize and conduct a man-versus-the-clock truck tire changing competition. Show attendees will be able to choose from a variety of the most popular manual tire changing tools on the market. Each contestant will receive a gift for competing. The winner’s company or business will receive a prize at the end of each day in the three-day event. “We’re proud to be a sponsor of this inaugural event,” said Larry Edgell, marketing manager, Myers Tire Supply. “We expect to see some highly motivated attendees based on the wide variety of seminar topics.” Falken Tire will sponsor the upscale “white linen” Performance Tire Café located on the ITEC exhibit floor for those who would like more of a restaurant feel while eating their meals. This themed restaurant allows attendees to relax in a different atmosphere until they are ready to go back and enjoy the show. “Attendees can enjoy custom prepared food served by our professional staff,” said Tony Minelli, director of food service for the I-X Center, host of ITEC 2010. “We have everything the attendees need right here under one roof. Each day of the show the menu will change and be served by our professional wait staff. Lunches range from $12 to $15 and cash bar.”
ITEC (www.itec-tireshow) is a biennial trade show and conference co-produced by Rubber & Plastics News and Tire Business, both Crain Communications Inc. publications. Originally started in 1994 as an event for the world’s tire manufacturing industry, ITEC in 2010 will expand into a show that encompasses all aspects of the tire industry with a special emphasis on sales, marketing, tire design, development and manufacturing to tire distribution, reuse and recycling.
About Myers Tire Supply Myers Tire Supply (www.myerstiresupply.com) is a unit of Myers Industries, Inc., an international manufacturer of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial and consumer markets. The company is also the largest wholesale distributor of tools, equipment and supplies for the tire, wheel and under-vehicle service industry in the U.S. The company reported 2008 net sales of US$867.8 million. Visit www.myersindustries.com to learn more.
About Falken Tire Falken Tire Corporation, based in Fontana, California, was introduced to the North American market in 1985. Falken focuses on UHP (Ultra High Performance) products and utilizes pro drifting and American LeMans race programs to further develop, improve and market passenger vehicle products for worldwide distribution. For more information, visit Falken Tire’s revised website at http://www.falkentire.com, as well as its new enthusiast site at www.wegetyougoing.com.