Yokohama Tire Corp. has garnered the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce's annual Presidents' Business Achievement Award in the large-company category. The accolade recognizes the company's innovation, entrepreneurship and outstanding business citizenship.
Yokohama will be honored during a ceremony set for June 15 at the Summit House Restaurant.
“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Takao Oishi, president and CEO of Yokohama Tire Corp. “Service to society and stewardship of the environment are two hallmark values for Yokohama, and having our efforts validated by the award is truly gratifying.”
The award highlights Yokohama’s numerous civic efforts, most notably the Forever Forest initiative, in which the company planted 500 trees at its Fullerton headquarters. The program is part of a larger companywide program spearheaded by Yokohama Rubber Co., the local firm's parent, which aims to plant more than 500,000 trees worldwide by 2017.
In addition, Yokohama was recognized for its contributions to more than 20 different charitable organizations, including the American Red Cross' Japanese earthquake relief fund.
Yokohama Tire Corp. has been headquartered in Fullerton since 1986. The company is the North American production and marketing unit of Japan-based Yokohama Rubber Co., and has a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S.
“Yokohama has been a valuable member of the Fullerton business community for many years,” said Theresa Harvey, executive director of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce. “Their community outreach, both with their charitable donations and their work on the Forever Forest event, really put them over the top.”
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