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TVA CEO takes economic development tour in Northeast Mississippi

One of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s main missions is economic development, and the utility company’s top executive is seeing first-hand what is happening across its footprint. “Our job is to help attract and keep bring businesses here, and I want to know why people come here,” said TVA chief executive officer Bill Johnson. “I’m interesting […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Employment and jobs, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, Tennessee Valley Authority, Tupelo, Yokohama Tire0 Comments

ICYMI: Yokohama application process begins Feb. 1

In case you missed this story from the Journal’s JB Clark in Sunday’s Daily Journal: Almost 1,000 people showed up to Yokohama Tire Corp.’s employment informational sessions Saturday to learn more about applying for a job at the new tire plant. Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi President Tad Yamamoto told the potential applicants they will begin […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Yokohama Tire1 Comment

Yokohama to host employment information sessions Dec. 21

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi will conduct two Employment Informational Sessions on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The company in September broke ground on the facility it’s building near West Point. The plant, which is expected to open in 2015, will produce 1 million tires annually during the first phase of construction and […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, West Point, Yokohama Tire0 Comments

Yokohama Tire hires first employee for West Point plant

Yokohama Tire Corp. has hired its first employee for its Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point. Melissa Orman is the company’s human resources manager, who in turn will be responsible for hiring employees at the plant, which will initially employ 500 people. More from Yokohama: Orman will be responsible for hiring personnel at […]

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Yokohama moving quickly to build tires in Mississippi

In about two years, Yokohama Tire Corp. will roll out the first tire from its $300 million manufacturing plant in West Point. It will be Yokohama’s first ground-up facility in the U.S., and it also represents the fastest construction time of any Yokohama plant to date. “Yes, we are moving quickly,” said Tadaharu Yamamoto, president of […]

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Yokohama picks design firm for $300M West Point plant

Yokohama Tire Corp. has picked a design firm for its new $300 million commercial tire plant West Point plant. Click here for previous coverage. Today, it announced it had selected Kajima Associates/Architects & Engineers of Atlanta to design the first phase of the facility, which will cover 931,000 square feet and include production, warehousing and […]

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