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March 2004

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 tire markets.

 “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.

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