Mississippi Tire Plant Hires First Employee

Dec 7, 2013

West Point, Miss.-based Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM), a manufacturing subsidiary Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC), has hired Melissa Orman as its human resources manager.

Orman, who is YTMM’s first employee, will be responsible for hiring personal for the new West Point, Miss., plant, according to Rob Harrelson, YTC vice president of human resources and administration.

About 500 jobs will be created during the first phase of operations at the Mississippi plant, according to YTC. The 1 million-square-foot factory, which will make up to 1 million tires annually, will include production, warehousing and operations facilities, according to YTC.

Orman’s previous positions include director of human resources at Navistar Defense in conjunction with Griffin Armor, and vice president and CFO of Trailboss Trailer.