Yokohama to build truck tire plant in Mississippi

ERJ staff report (TB)

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (YRC) has picked east central Mississippi as the site for a $300m (€230m) truck and bus tire plant it plans to build over the coming two years, reports Bruce Davis of Tire Business.

Yokohama has designated a 500-acre site near West Point, Mississippi, as the proposed site for the plant, which would be capable of producing 1m tires a year in the project’s first phase and eventually up to 4m tires “in accordance with future business growth.”


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