Ron Billups, president of Billups Tire & Muffler Centers in Burlington, Iowa, was named recipient of the 2001 Eco-Auto Cause-Marketing award sponsored by The Water Foundation.
The award recognizes tire and auto service outlets for conservation and marketing practices that better their local communities. Mr. Billups was honored during the 2001 SEMA Show/International Tire Expo in Las Vegas.
A Goodyear retailer, Billups Tire was chosen for its role in a tire recycling program that recovered more than 10,000 scrap tires discarded in Iowa. The dealership was selected from more than 500 retailers in the contest, which ran from Sept. 2000 to June 2001.
Billups Tire collected and disposed of 7,168 scrap tires from local communities. An additional 3,500 tires were collected from an estate in the Des Moines County area.