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Yokohama Plant Construction Underway

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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.

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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.

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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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