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Yokohama’s Virginia tire plant set to reopen


David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Yokohama Corp. of North America’s (YCNA) consumer tire plant in Salem, Virginia is set to reopen on June 1.

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Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) was closed as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

As the factory reopens, YTMV says it has implemented several new safety procedures and protocols. All are based on the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and from local authorities.

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


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