Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi held the grand opening of its new $300 million commercial truck tire factory in West Point on Monday.
The Yokohama plant is nearing completion in West Point.
Standing on fresh pavement, Gov. Phil Bryant shivered as he stood at a podium.
“I’m sure there are those who said it will be a cold day when Mississippi gets a plant like this,” he said. “Well, here we are.”
The Japan-based tire maker announced Tuesday that it is looking to hire approximately 400 people.
A four-mile stretch of road that provides access to the new Yokohama Tire plant in West Point is nearing completion.
Construction of the infrastructure that will serve the Yokohama Tire plant in West Point is either done or will be done by the end of the year.
East Mississippi Community College will sponsor an information session Saturday for people interested in applying for a job at the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing plant.
Construction is on schedule for the new Yokohama Tire Company plant in West Point to begin operations in roughly 14 months.
Sales tax revenue is up in this Clay County town.
Altogether, the city received $128,098 more in sales tax revenue from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for the last fiscal year than it did for the previous.
On the drive down Eshman Avenue leaving the West Point city limits, there’s a bump in the road. At the bump, two bridge pillars and visible construction of a new bypass are on either side.