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America’s exclusive tire and retread show revs up for its 3rd year with partner Tire Business

July 28th, 2016 | by Latin Tire News Team
America’s exclusive tire and retread show revs up for its 3rd year with partner Tire Business

North America is the largest global tire market, representing almost 30%, and tire industry professionals did not have their own exclusive tire expo until now. The North American Tire & Retread Expo held its second show on April 19-21, 2016 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana and featured 100+ international tire, wheel, tire machinery, retreading and related industry leading companies with over 1,000 vetted tire industry visitors in attendance.

Major tire, retread rubber and equipment dealers and manufacturers were invited to exhibit at the show and get back in touch with their most important asset: their dealers and clients on a personal and professional level, to meet old friends and make new ones.

Exhibitors featured leading companies in the tire industry, such as Continental Tire the Americas, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Alliance Tire Americas, Inc., Pre‐Q Galgo Corp., Marangoni Tread North American, Triangle Tire USA, Vipal Rubber Corporation, HB Plus Bandamatic Inc., Shamrock Marketing, Inc., Rema Tip Top North America Inc., Husky Tire Corporation, Ironhead Retread Technologies, Elgi Rubber Company LLC., B&J Rocket America, and many more.


Kurt Danielson, President

Tire dealers and distributors from all over North American, Canada, and parts of Europe, Asia, and South America and the Caribbean visited the show, all looking to meet with exhibiting companies and attend the Educational Conferences hosted by Tire Business.  Comments from participants included: “My overall experience was great, the staff was awesome. I’m looking forward to coming back again.” And “I like the show and hope to see it grow and thrive in the future. I feel the industry needs this show.”

In fact, 90% of the exhibitors and visitors polled after the show believed that a “stand-alone tire and retread show is important for our industry.”

Crain Communications, Inc. (publishers of Tire Business) is the show’s new partner and organized Educational Conferences driven by Tire Business Educates featuring speakers such as Bridgestone Commercial Group’s president Kurt Danielson, Editor and VP of Tire Business, David Zielasko, David Stevens, Managing Director, Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, Matt Winslow, ATI, David Shaw, Tire Industry Research, George Gillespie, Gillespie Automotive Safety Services, Dan Molloy, Molloy LLC, Andy Chalofsky, Traction Tire/Simple Tire, Bob Lanpher, McGee Tire Stores, Patrick Braswell, TCS Technology, Kenny Veith, ACT Research, Paul Dvorak, American Industrial Tire amongst others to a room filled of industry veterans and leaders.

Guests checking out the Mr. and Miss Retread Truck Tire contest contestants

Training Sessions were held throughout the show and were presented by some of the industry’s leaders such as Shamrock Marketing, Inc., Central Marketing, Inc., Matteuzzi S.R.L., and Granutech-Saturn Systems. There was also an Inaugural Party for all exhibitors and visitors on the first night.

The Mr. and Miss Retread contest was held on the second day of the show and awarded companies that presented “the most beautiful retreaded truck tires”.  Winners included: Pre-Cured category Techno Pneu, Inc. from Canada, Mold-Cured category Recauchutagem Nortenha, S.A. from Portugal, and the Mr. OTR contest winner was Community Tire Retreading from the USA.

The next edition of the North American Tire & Retread Expo will be April 19-21, 2017 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.  For exhibitor or visitor information, or to enter next year’s Miss Retread Truck Tire Contest, please contact +1 786-293-5186 or e-mail

The show organizers and Crain Communications, Inc. invite those in the tire industry to America’s ONLY tire and retread show – a place where they can talk tire and only tires in the great city of New Orleans. Join in what is revving up to be the premier tire & retread expo in North America.

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