Hankook participates in Disabled American Veteran Convention


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire participated in DAV’s (Disabled American Veterans) 95th National Convention on August 1 in Atlanta, demonstrating its continued partnership with DAV and commitment to supporting the veteran community. At the Convention, Hankook Tire Vice Chairman and CEO Seung Hwa Suh met with President Barack Obama at an exclusive meet and greet prior to President Obama’s keynote speech at the convention. President Obama’s keynote speech underscored the obligation to ensure America’s veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned through military service, and Hankook is proud to support DAV’s mission to fulfill this promise.

Hankook, one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world, continues to build its U.S. presence and increase its support for America’s veterans ahead of the impending opening of Hankook’s first U.S. plant in Clarksville, Tenn. To further recognize the men and women who have served our country, Hankook hosts the Hankook Heroes recognition program through Aug. 7, where anyone can share a photo and brief story about their military hero to the online gallery at HankookHeroes.com, which also enters the hero for a chance to receive a set of Hankook tires.

“Hankook is dedicated to honoring veterans and helping provide them with access to the benefits and services they deserve,” said Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO, Hankook Tire. “Now in the second year of our partnership with DAV, we’re honored to have been able to participate in DAV’s National Convention, and recognize veterans for their service and the sacrifices they have made.”

As part of Hankook’s partnership with DAV, Hankook will utilize mobility to help bring free services to veterans of all generations where they live, by hosting four of this year’s DAV Mobile Service Office (MSO) stops. The DAV MSO vehicle will be at the following locations this fall: Discount Tire in Phoenix on Sept. 14; Gateway Tire in Gallatin, Tenn. on Sept. 15; Gateway Tire inClarksville, Tenn. on Sept. 16; and CJ’s Tire in Philadelphia on Oct. 12. Additionally, Hankook is sponsoring 10 of DAV’s RecruitMilitary veteran job fairs, as well as the DAV 5K Atlanta on Nov. 5.

“We’re so appreciative of Hankook’s growing partnership with DAV and value their involvement in this year’s convention,” saidMarc Burgess, DAV National Adjutant and CEO. “With Hankook’s continued partnership, we’re able to better serve more and more veterans every year.”

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