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Yokohama’s Virginia tire plant set to reopen

May 29, 2020
The plant will reopen on June 1, and will continue to manufacture and produce passenger and light truck tires.

Yokohama Corporation of North America’s (YCNA) consumer tire plant in Salem, Va., is set to reopen on June 1. Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) has been closed since April as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

As the factory reopens, YTMV has implemented several new safety procedures and protocols to ensure the health and welfare of all personnel upon their return. All are based on the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as from local authorities.

Several preventive measures are also in effect at all Yokohama facilities, including Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, a commercial truck tire plant in West Point, Miss., which also recently reopened.  

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