In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, photo, Tadaharu Yamamoto, president of Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, discusses the Japanese-owned plantís construction and startup in West Point, Miss. Yamamoto says the $300 million east Mississippi tire plant has hired more than 260 workers, as it ramps up to a projected employment of 500, with plans to reach full yearly production of 1 million truck and bus tires sometime in 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, photo, Tadaharu Yamamoto, president of Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, discusses the Japanese-owned plantís construction and startup in West Point, Miss. Yamamoto says the $300 million east Mississippi tire plant has hired more than 260 workers, as it ramps up to a projected employment of 500, with plans to reach full yearly production of 1 million truck and bus tires sometime in 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy) Jeff Amy AP
In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, photo, Tadaharu Yamamoto, president of Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, discusses the Japanese-owned plantís construction and startup in West Point, Miss. Yamamoto says the $300 million east Mississippi tire plant has hired more than 260 workers, as it ramps up to a projected employment of 500, with plans to reach full yearly production of 1 million truck and bus tires sometime in 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy) Jeff Amy AP