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Yokohama Tire opens $300 million plant in Clay County; 260 have been hired toward first phase goal of 500

Gov. Phil Byrant raises his hammer after helping complete the Kagami Biraki Ceremony, Monday, Oct. 5 2015, in West Point, Miss. For Yokohama Rubber Co., its $300 million Mississippi plant is its platform to fight for a slice of the competitive North American tire market. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

By JACK WEATHERLY  Yokohama Tire Manufacturing on Monday started production at its new $300 million commercial truck tire facility in West Point. The Tokyo-based manufacturer has already hired 260 workers and expects to reach 500 in the first phase of its operation, with the possibility of expanding to 2,000 employees in subsequent phases. Just a little over 24 months after ...

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