As of Jan. 6, 470 students have taken the WorkKeys assessment through basic manufacturing skills classes with East Mississippi Community College’s Workforce Services division.
On Monday, Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley ruled in favor of 4-County Electric Power Association’s request to construct a new electric substation to serve the future Yokohama Tire Company plant in Clay County.
Clay County deputies have not yet made any arrests after $500 in equipment was stolen from the Yokohama Tire Company construction site Friday.
Cultural exchange: The Golden Triangle can expect more Japanese visitors soon. Jim Dickey can help us be a gracious host
“When somebody asks me about Japan, it’s hard to stop talking,” admits Jim Dickey, with a wide grin spreading across his genial face. Tall and trim, the Columbus man continues writing “Welcome to Mississippi” in Japanese on a big dry erase board in a Mississippi University for Women classroom.
Clay County supervisors approved two land swaps needed to clear the way for what will be the access road for the Yokohama Tire Company plant.
Yolanda Gillespie of Columbus has worked at a chicken processing plant in Noxubee County for 18 years. She hopes one day to get a higher paying job with better benefits.
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi could be that avenue for her.
Eutaw Construction Company already had the dirt contract for the Yokohama tire plant slated to open in West Point in two years. Barring a setback, the company will also build the road that leads to the plant.
On Tuesday, West Point selectmen approved the first invoices for wastewater and water extension to the site that will be home to Yokohama Tire’s first manufacturing plant in America.
West Point selectmen awarded Missouri-based KAJACS Contractors the contract for water and sewer extension to what will be the Yokohama Tire Company site in Clay County during their meeting Tuesday.
As part of its “Grand Design 100” strategy, Yokohama Tire Company has a campaign called Forever Forest, a pledge the corporation has made to plant 500,000 trees around each of its worldwide locations by 2017.