Monday, April 25, 2011

PACE™ Awards 2011

TRC Inc. staff attended the 17th Annual Automotive News PACE™ (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contributions to Excellence) Awards on April 11, 2011 during the SAE International Exposition in Detroit, Michigan. TRC Inc. is a proud sponsor of the PACE ™ Awards, which honors automotive suppliers who have embraced innovation or adapted and reinvented themselves to meet the demands of the original equipment manufacturers. This prestigious award sets the standard for excellence and is recognized around the world.

TRC Inc. staff members who attended the ceremony are pictured above from left to right: John Phillips, Vice President, Durability and Dynamics Operations; Jeffrey Sprague, Vice President, Contract Services and Marketing; Milt Dunlop, Senior Vice President, Operations; and Kelli Simon, Manager, Customer Development. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2011 SAE World Congress

The SAE World Congress 2011 took place on April 12-14, 2011, in Detroit, Michigan. This year's theme was "Charging Forward Together," which highlights the importance of continuing the evolution of automotive propulsion technology and energy efficiency-as well as representing the continued recovery and progress in our industry. The host company for the event was General Motors and the Tier One Strategic Partner was LG Chem.

Once again, TRC Inc. staff attended the show with a 10 x 20 foot exhibit. The staff is pictured from left to right: Milt Dunlop, Robin Tominello, Kelli Simon, Jeffrey Sprague, and Sam Wagoner.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Seatbelt & Car Seat Safety

Transportation Research Center Inc.'s (TRC Inc.) Community Relations Committee , as well as the Vince and Larry crash dummies, joined Southeastern Elementary School's annual health fair on March 25, 2011 in an effort to promote seatbelt and booster seat safety. The first grade students had the opportunity to meet Vince and Larry and take a class picture with them. They also met a real crash dummy that was representative of their size and age. Other activities included a short story, a question-and-answer session, and a chance for each student to sit in a booster seat and learn the proper mechanics of the booster seat and seatbelt.

TRC Inc. discussed the Ohio car seat safety laws, which require children between the ages of four and 15 to be properly restrained by either a child seat, booster seat, or safety seat any time they are being transported by a motor vehicle. For more information about the Ohio car seat safety laws visit:

Along with TRC Inc.'s Community Relations Committee involvement in the health fair, several other businesses and volunteers joined in the activities. The students had the chance to jazzercise, tumble, learn about fire safety, learn about self-defense, and much more. Students from the Bellefontaine High School volunteered to dress up in the Vince and Larry costumes for the health fair as well.

For more information about TRC Inc.'s involvement in community relations activities visit our website at:

Monday, April 4, 2011

SAE World Congress 2011

TRC Inc. will be attending the SAE 2011 World Congress, which will be held from April 12-14 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. The event will include professional development seminars, technical sessions, innovation forums, booth exhibitions, and much more. Visit our booth during the show (booth number 501).

2011 PACE Awards

TRC Inc. will be attending the 2011 Automotive News PACE Awards, which will be held during the SAE World Congress, with a special ceremony on April 11. This prestigious award sets the standard for innovation and excellence and is recognized globally. The 2011 event will be sponsored by TRC Inc., Automotive News, Ernst & Young, and Original Equipment Suppliers Association.