Haltec Corporation Joins the Get Nitrogen Institute

Haltec Corporation Joins the Get Nitrogen Institute

Salem, OH (PRWEB) August 24, 2007

The Get Nitrogen Institute (GNI) is pleased to announce Haltec Corporation has joined the organization to promote the economic benefits of efficient, accurate and safe tire inflation. Haltec’s line of Automatic Tire Inflation Systems adapts to any nitrogen system and provides a tire inflation and maintenance database.

“Being a member of the Get Nitrogen Institute will allow Haltec Corp. to further its mission to promote best practices in tire safety,” said Ken Coyne, Sales and Marketing Manager for Haltec. “We want our customers and partners to experience the ease of use when converting and maintaining proper tire inflation with the benefits of nitrogen.

GNI is a nonprofit organization located in Denver, Colorado that educates consumers, over-the-road truckers, fleet managers and others about the benefits of using nitrogen in tires. Haltec joins other GNI members such as Costco Wholesale and Branick Industries in the movement to promote nitrogen tire inflation throughout the U.S.

Using nitrogen instead of other gasses to fill tires has been proven to prolong tire life, increase fuel economy, reduce dependence on foreign oil and protect the environment by reducing consumption of oil by-products used to manufacture tires. More than three million American drivers currently use nitrogen in their tires along with members of NASCAR, Formula One and Indy race teams, NASA, the U.S. Air Force, Le Mans and Federal Express.

“We are pleased to welcome Haltec into the GNI network,” said Brian Brasch, president of the Get Nitrogen Institute. “Together, we will continue to promote the use of nitrogen in tires and provide all drivers with the most accurate and up-to-date information on nitrogen tire inflation available.”

Nitrogen is a dry, inert gas that makes up 78 percent of the air we breathe. Nitrogen is more beneficial than “regular” air in tires because it enhances safety, extends tire life and improves fuel efficiency by as much as 3.3 percent. Nitrogen molecules are larger than oxygen molecules and migrate through tire membranes three to four times more slowly, which maintains proper tire pressure for a longer period of time. Studies show that 90 percent of blowouts are caused by over- or under-inflated tires.

All drivers can learn more about the Get Nitrogen Institute, Haltec Corp. and nitrogen in general at http://www.getnitrogen.org.

About Haltec Corporation

For more than three decades, Haltec Corp., has been meeting today’s ever-changing performance and design requirements by developing and manufacturing the most innovative tire valves and accessories on the market. The company has over 33,000 square feet of office/manufacturing space in Salem, Ohio, which houses its marketing, design, engineering and manufacturing activities. For more information, visit http://www.haltec.com.

About the Get Nitrogen Institute

The Get Nitrogen Institute (GNI) is a Denver-based non-profit organization founded in 2005 to inform consumers, over-the-road truckers, fleet managers and others about the safety, economic and environmental benefits of using nitrogen to inflate tires. For more information about nitrogen, a complete nitrogen dealer listing, and the latest news and research, visit http://www.getnitrogen.org.

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