Yokohama Corporation of North America’s (YCNA) consumer tire plant in Salem, Va., is reopening on June 1. Yokohama closed the plant in early April as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The plant can produce 25,700 passenger tires and 1,100 light truck tires per day at full capacity, according to MTD research.
"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, as well as from local authorities.
"Several preventative measures are also in effect at all Yokohama facilities, including Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, a commercial truck tire plant in West Point, Mississippi, which also recently reopened."
Yokohama's Mississippi plant can manufacture 3,000 medium truck tires per day at full throttle.