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Hankook's New Technodome: The Future of R&D Is Now

With more than 1 million square feet of floor space, a six-story R&D building and an eight-story residence building, Hankook Tire Co. Ltd.'s new Research and Development Center is an impressive structure. Hankook even has a name for it: the Technodome.

Direct Tire Opens 'Very Green' 5th Store

Barry Steinberg’s favorite color is green, at least as far as his fifth store is concerned. The owner of Direct Tire & Auto Service in Watertown, Mass., says his new store in Medway, Mass., is an extremely efficient and “very green” eight-bay facility.

Yokohama’s Virginia Plant Generates Zero Waste

Yokohama Tire Corp.’s plant in Salem, Va., has achieved zero landfill operation status. All waste generated at the plant goes to non-landfill options such as recycling, reuse or energy recovery.

Michelin paves the way to Old Faithful

Old Faithful, one of the world's most iconic natural wonders, now has an even more ecofriendly surrounding thanks to the installation of a newly paved walkway that creates a porous, clean and flexible surface — it also uses recycled Michelin tires along with other materials.

Del-Nat cleans up in Memphis

Del-Nat Tire Corp. helped save the equivalent of 221 trees, 55 cubic yards of landfill space and 91,000 gallons of water through the recycle program of office and warehouse waste at its facility in South Memphis, Tenn., in 2012.