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Scrap Tire Education Programs in the Works by the RMA
Washington, DC— The Rubber Manufacturers
Association is developing and participating in a number of educational
programs in the coming year to help further develop and strengthen scrap
“RMA has always sought to
provide the most salient and timely information to the scrap tire industry,”
stated RMA’s Senior Technical Director Michael Blumenthal. “Given
the changing conditions in the field, we believe our efforts in 2004 will
be a benefit to all associated with the industry.”
RMA currently plans to co-sponsor several
educational programs and is working to develop others including:
•Asphalt Rubber Symposia, in
conjunction with the Recycled Rubber Topical Group and the Rubber Pavements
Association; May 18 – 19, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
•New York State/Northeast Regional Scrap Tire Conference in conjunction
with the Environmental Business Association of New York and the Environmental
Advocates, June 15 & 16, Albany, New York
•Scrap Tire Track at the Air & Waste Management Annual Conference,
June 23, Indianapolis, Indiana.
•The 2nd Heartlands Regional Tire Management Conference, June
2-4, in cooperation with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, at
the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Omaha, Nebraska.
•The 2004 Bi-Annual Rubber Conference co-hosted by the Rubber
Association of Canada and the RMA, September 2004, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
•Symposia on Advanced Ground Rubber Technologies, at the Rubber
Division of the American Chemical Society’s Fall meeting, Columbus,
Ohio, October, 2004.
•Educational training seminar on civil engineering applications,
asphalt rubber and tire derived fuel, in conjunction with the Tennessee
Department of Environmental Conservation, Nashville, Tennessee.
Dates will be announced.