Yokohama Tire Corp.’s manufacturing facility in Salem, Va., – Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) – celebrated its 25th anniversary and the production of its 80 millionth tire.
“These are two very significant achievements for Yokohama, particularly in the U.S.,” said Tetsuro (Tex) Murakami, YTMV president. “The plant helped establish our brand by providing a strategic manufacturing facility in the United States to serve both the OEM and replacement markets. Twenty five years later, the 80th million tire – an Avid Ascend with Yokohama’s signature technology, orange oil – rolled off the line. The accomplishments are a testament to the dedication and hard work of our employees.”
The facility has also lead Yokohama’s environmental achievements by becoming a zero-waste-to-landfill operation in November.