Yokohama reopening its Mississippi tire plant

Updated Apr 29, 2020

Yokohama Corporation of North America (YCNA) announced today that its plant in West Point, Mississippi is reopening.

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM), which produces commercial truck tires, is scheduled to go back online April 27. The plant temporarily closed as a precautionary measure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To ensure the health and welfare of all personnel upon their return, YTMM has implemented several new safety procedures at the plant based on the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as from local authorities. Several preventative measures are also in effect at all Yokohama facilities.