Yokohama donates to local colleges ahead of US groundbreaking
Groundbreaking on Yokohama Tire Corporation’s new factory in the US will take place today, with a ceremony held at the Clay County, Mississippi plant site at 9:30am. The 23 September groundbreaking comes a day after Yokohama Tire Corporation held an honorarium event, at which it gifted US $250,000 each to Mississippi State University and East Mississippi Community College for workforce development efforts.
“We’re honoured that Yokohama Tire would provide an investment into our university to help support our students through scholarship and research,” said Mississippi State University president Dr. Mark Keenum. East Mississippi Community College president Rick Young shared that the college will use the money to enhance existing programmes and to fund new ones. “They will all be geared towards the success of workers that will eventually go work at Yokohama, as well as other industries in our area,” he added.