Production of 1 million tires annually at Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM, a manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corporation) officially broke ground at their new commercial truck tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Mississippi. It is expected to commence operations in October 2015.
With an initial investment of $300 million, the plant creates about 500 jobs in its 1st phase. Spread over an area of about 1-million-square-ft, construction will be carried out on 500+ acres of land to include production, warehousing and operations facilities. Production of 1 million tires is expected annually.
The groundbreaking ceremony also saw the formal introduction of Yamamoto as YTMM President. Discussions included their recently-opened operational headquarters in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park in Starkville, Mississippi.