In keeping with Korean tradition, Hankook Tire Co. Chairman Y.R. Cho plants a tree at the company's new 50,000-sq.-ft. technical center near Akron. The striking $10 million facility, dedicated Oct. 10, will house the development of the South Korean company's passenger, light truck and truck tires lines for the North American market. Looking on, from left, are R&D Director H.J. Kim, Executive Vice President H.S. Nam, Vice President of Tire Technology Raymond J. Labuda and company President G.H. Hong. Tire Business photo by Chuck Slaybaugh
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