Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia celebrates milestones

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Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia recently passed two major milestones at its Salem, Virginia, USA, facility which celebrated its 25th anniversary and produced its 80 millionth tire.

“These are two very significant achievements for Yokohama, particularly in the USA,” said Tetsuro Murakami, YTMV president.

The plant helped establish our brand by providing a strategic manufacturing facility in the United States to serve both the OEM and replacement markets.

Twenty five years later, the 80th million tire – an AVID Ascend with Yokohama’s signature technology, orange oil – rolled off the line. The accomplishments are a testament to the dedication and hard work of our employees.”

YTMV has also been at the forefront of Yokohama’s environmental achievements in the USA. This year, the plant became a zero landfill operation and received the 2015 Environmental Warrior Award from the Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA). The award was bestowed to YTMV as part of VWEA’s 2015 Industrial Waste and Pretreatment Environmental Excellence Awards Program.

January 5, 2016

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