7th Scrap to Profit Conference
October 25-26, 2017
The Inn At Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee
The Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (STREF), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), and Tennessee Department of the Environment Office of Sustainable Practices and Division of Solid Waste are hosting the 7th Scrap to Profit Conference on October 25 & 26, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The conference will explore topics to drive innovation in the scrap tire industry, including current trends and future opportunities for tire derived fuel, civil engineering, and ground rubber markets. Also, the conference will spark ideas for new markets by addressing recent and upcoming innovations in scrap tire uses, including an update on pyrolysis and gasification technologies.
The conference will offer networking and educational opportunities to drive the future of scrap tire markets. Don't miss this exciting event!
A Special Thank You to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation - our Green Host Sponsor
7:00 am Registration and Breakfast - Sponsored by Lakin Tire
8:30 am Welcome and Introduction
Pat Flood, Tennessee Dept. of Env. Conservation
8:50 am Tire Derived Fuel – Current Trends and Opening New Markets
Robin Ridgway, Purdue University
Monica Sowders, Geocycle
10:15 am Refreshment Break - Sponsored by Eco Green Equipment
10:40 am Advances in Size Reduction Technology and The Role of the Equipment Manufacturer
Charlie Astafan, Columbus McKinnon Corporation
John Werntz, Jomar Machining & Fabricating
Bruce Bart, Eco Green Equipment
11:30 am Tire Derived Aggregate Panel – Creating Market Champions
Monte Niemi, First State Tire Recycling
12:00 pm Lunch followed by Keynote Speaker: Innovation - Sponsored by Aries Clean Energy
Jim Lehman, Bridgestone Americas
2:55 pm Rubber Modified Asphalt – Strategies for Implementation
Barry Takallou, CRM
3:15 pm Refreshment Break - Sponsored by Columbus McKinnon Recycling Corporation
5:30 pm Networking Reception - Sponsored by Bridgestone
7:00 am Breakfast - Sponsored by Entech Inc.
9:15 am Innovation – Identifying and Fostering the Next New Market
Sam Bonasso, Reinforced Aggregates Co.
James "Buzz" Surwilo, Vermont Dept. of Env. Conservation
Jeff Henry, Tire Conversion Technologies, Inc.
10:00 am Refreshment Break - Sponsored by CRM
11:10 am Flexible Pavements and Pour-in-Place Surfacing
Kevin Bagnall, K.B. Industries
Dave Ouwinga, Porous Pave, Inc.
Tim Vander Heiden, Safe Path Products
12:00 pm Closing Remarks and Program Closing
Our Networking Area is sponsored by Tech Rubber - Available during the conference
The 7th Scrap to Profit Conference would like to thank the following companies for becoming Green Sustaining, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors. This conference is a highly valued and attended event in the scrap tire recycling industry and we appreciate our generous sponsors who keep this conference affordable.
Exhibitor opportunities are available for the 7th Scrap to Profit Conference.
The exhibitor fee of $1000 entitles each participating organization to one conference registration and an eight (8) to ten (10) foot draped table in an area immediately adjacent to the main meeting room where beverages will be available during the morning and afternoon breaks. Discounted additional registrations are available for Exhiibitors.
Exhibit space can be reserved by using the online registration service.
For more information, please contact John Sheerin at 202.682.4838 or email@example.com
THE INN AT OPRYLAND
2401 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
The Inn at Opryland is offering a SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE of $151 per night for all 7th Scrap to Profit Conference attendees. GOVERNMENT ROOM RATES are $151 per night. The deadline to receive this special rate is October 3, 2017. When calling, please identify yourself as members of the Group.
Please Note: Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15.25% plus $2.50 per room per night) in effect at the time of check-out. In order to receive the government rate, a valid government photo ID is required at the time of check-in.
Visit The Inn at Opryland website to make your reservation online or contact the reservations center at 615-889-0800.