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Yokohama’s plant in West Point on schedule, near completion

The $300 million Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point in nearing completion, officials said today. The plant also has hired 170 workers, and expects to have about 300 of its planned 500 workers employed by the end of the year. According to a press release, the roughly 1 million-square-foot factory “is on target to […]

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Opening of Yokohama road ‘marks an important milestone’

Yokohama Boulevard, the 4-mile road connecting Highway 45 Alternate to Barton Ferry Road, is now officially open for travel. Gov. Phil Bryant, state and local officials gathered earlier today for a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. The $20 million road is part of the $300 million first phase of the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi development that […]

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Yokohama Mississippi begins posting production job openings

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi announced today it has begun posting openings of production jobs. Among the positions are maintenance technicians, plant engineer, die maker, electronics technicians, electronics technician and production operators. The job positions can be viewed online at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s website.  “We are excited and pleased to announce the posting […]

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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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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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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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