Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) has announced the opening of its new $300 million commercial truck tire facility in West Point, Mississippi.
“The grand opening of our first U.S.-built plant is truly a historic day for Yokohama,” said Tadaharu Yamamoto, president of YTMM. “Thanks to Gov. Bryant, the great state of Mississippi, the entire community of West Point, the Golden Triangle Region and the incredible Mississippi workforce, the plant site was developed to a fully operational state-of-the-art facility in record time.”
As of now, YTMM has hired more than 260 employees and plans to eventually reach 500. Constructed on more than 500 acres of land, the YTMM plant houses manufacturing, warehousing and operations facilities, and will produce up to one million tires annually when running at full capacity.