Yokohama Tire Now an Official Partner of Tread Lightly!
Tiremaker joins forces with leading environmental group to ‘Protect the Fun’
SANTA ANA, CA – (Oct. 23, 2023) – Yokohama Tire, a longtime advocate of environmental corporate responsibilities, is now an official partner of Tread Lightly!, the renowned U.S-based nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to promoting responsible outdoor recreation through stewardship and educational programs.
“We’ve been a huge participant of off-road activities via motorsports and our GEOLANDAR® line of tires,” said Alan Holtschneider, Yokohama’s director of marketing. “That’s why Tread Lightly!’s staunch belief in ‘Protecting the Fun’ completely aligns with our values. Yokohama fully supports Tread Lightly!’s ongoing mission to protect off-road trail access and public lands.”
Holtschneider said Yokohama will assist Tread Lightly!’s efforts with forest clean-ups, building infrastructure, trail remediation and major off-road post-event clean-ups.
Yokohama’s first project with Tread Lightly! was in the Shawnee National Forest outside of Herod, Illinois. Holtschneider said Yokohama joined in and helped repair a kiosk, pavilion frame and roof. “Without this help, these would have likely had to be torn down in a few years, but the effort Tread Lightly! took in this section will reestablish a 20-mile loop in the forest roads and restore a section that’s in danger of closure due to a washout.”
“Thank you to Yokohama Tire for partnering with Tread Lightly! to Protect the Adventure,” said Matt Caldwell, Tread Lightly!’s executive director. “We were thrilled to kick off this partnership in the Shawnee National Forest and look forward to getting more work done to conserve the trails and public lands we all use and enjoy.”
About Yokohama Tire Corporation
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, and commercial truck and bus. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com and www.yokohamatruck.com.
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