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Yokohama Tire Corp. has been named recipient of the 2011 Presidents’ Business Achievement Award by the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce.

The group annually recognizes businesses for their innovation, entrepreneurship and outstanding business citizenship. Yokohama, based in Fullerton, Calif., was awarded the top honor in the large business category.

“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," says Takao Oishi, Yokohama's CEO and president.

Yokohama was recognized for its numerous civic activities, which includied planting 500 trees at its facility and conducting a tree-planting lesson at nearby Commonwealth Elementary School as part of its Forever Forest initiative.

Additionally, Yokohama was recognized for its charitable donations to more than 20 causes such as cancer research, family service organizations and, most recently, the Japanese earthquake relief fund with the American Red Cross.

“Yokohama has been a valuable member of the Fullerton business community for many years,” says 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.”

Yokohama will be recognized at a dinner Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton.

For more information on Yokohama’s product lines, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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