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AKRON—Since I started at Tire Business, I have had to go to my local tire/automotive aftermarket repair shop twice. The first time I walked in, I had the print edition of Tire Business in hand because I had to leave my car overnight, so I had gathered up what I needed to take home.
The man behind the counter looked at me and said, "You read Tire Business? That's not the normal reading material for a woman in her 20s."
So you could imagine the look on another employee's face the second time I visited the store and asked to keep my old tires for a project for work.
All across social media, I have seen beautiful tire planters. What a great way to help the environment by reusing tires. Trying my hand at making one also gave me an opportunity to try out my "green thumb."