Yokohama considering US, Mexico for new plant

Mexico City –Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd (YRC) expects to announce later this year where it will build a new consumer tire plant in North America — in the US or Mexico.

“I expect a decision sometime this year,” Humberto Gómez, managing director of Yokohama Tire Mexico S. de RL de CV (YTMX), told ERJ’s sister publication, Tire Business recently.

Gómez said YRC already has decided to increase its production capacity in the North American Free Trade Agreement region. The new factory will be built either in the…

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