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Yokohama Plant Construction Underway


Yokohama-Mississippi-Plant-Construction-PlansYokohama Tire Corp.’s plant in West Point, Miss., is on schedule to complete phase one construction and begin operations by October 2015, reports The Dispatch.


The facility is the first manufacturing plant the tiremaker has built from the ground up in the U.S. In total, the plant is a four-phase project. The other three phases are scheduled to be complete by 2023. According to The Dispatch, each phase will make 500 jobs available and an investment of $300 million by Yokohama in each phase.

According to Keith Clark of Eutaw Construction, the 4.14-mile road to the plant, Yokohama Boulevard, is 58% complete. Clark said the project also consists of four bridges. Two of the bridges are nearly complete, as is 95% of 571,000 cubic yards of excavation, he said. APAC Construction is putting down the final surface of the road.


Eutaw Construction is required to have the project done by Dec. 31.

At the groundbreaking ceremony in October 2013, Yokohama said that the plant will produce medium truck tires.

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