Yokohama Suspends Production at Mississippi Tire Plant

Yokohama Tire Suspends Production at Mississippi Plant

The controlled shutdown of Yokohama's commercial tire plant in West Point, Mississippi, is scheduled to shut down for two weeks.

Yokohama Corporation of North America (YCNA) is suspending production at its plant in West Point, Mississippi, as of March 28, 2020, the company said in a release.

The controlled shutdown at Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) is in response to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to last for a period of two weeks. In order to continue to service customers, the plant’s shipping department will maintain normal operations along with other key maintenance-related actives, the company said. In addition, the plant is taking sterilization and decontamination measures to ensure the health and safety of all personnel upon their return.

Yokohama said its supply position remains strong, and it will work closely with dealers to mitigate any unexpected disruptions.

Preventative measures to stem the spread of COVID-19 are in effect at all company facilities, the company added.

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