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STL announces 2009 Tire Technology Fall Seminar

Increase your tire industry knowledge by participating in Standards Testing Laboratories (STL) 2009 Tire Technology fall seminar at the company's Massillon, Ohio headquarters on October 13-15.

The deadline to register for the class is September 25. A downloadable registration form is available on the company's Web site at www.stllabs.com. Classes, which are limited to 25 attendees, are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Tire Tech seminars hosted by STL provide an overview of tire industry terminology, technology and the raw materials involved in the making of a tire, as well as the design, applications, compounding, construction and manufacturing processes.

A brief history of tire industry milestones, a current market summary, tire stamping and identification requirements, legislative activity and a tour of all aspects of tire testing are also included during the two-and-a-half day educational program.

STL compiles a technical team of automotive and tire experts to provide a basic yet comprehensive overview of the technology involved in the tire business. The seminars are designed to appeal to anyone directly or indirectly involved in the industry that needs a general understanding of tire design, construction and performance.

Registration is US$975 and includes admission to the seminar, all materials, three luncheons, an evening banquet and refreshments throughout the course. A block of rooms has been reserved at a local hotel. Contact STL for details. Discounts are available for three or more from one company registering together. Interested parties can register online or call +1 800 833 8547 to request a form.

STL operates as the world's largest independent testing facility for tires, wheels and related automotive components. Through its four divisions, STL provides the rubber and automotive industries with dynamic laboratory testing, static and physical testing, fleet testing, test machines, specialized photographic and video services and consulting services.


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