LAS VEGAS – Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. didn’t start small when it landed its first U.S. original-equipment supply contract. F-150 sports Hankook tires. South Korea’s oldest tire producer is providing tires for America’s most popular vehicle. The newly designed ’04 Ford F-150 pickup sports Hankooks on its lower trim levels, in a contract that J.W. Choi, Hankook Tire America Corp. president and CEO, tells Ward’s is worth 500,000-600,000 tires annually. Two different tire types ...

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