“This is another significant treaty that is expected to be beneficial to all parties,” Murakami said. “The negotiations went smoothly, both sides were professional and cordial throughout the negotiations and we feel good about the result.” Join Yokohama Tire Corporation: www.facebook.com/yokohamatirecorpwww.twitter.com/yokohamatcYokohama YouTube Channelwww.instagram.com/yokohamatire “Both parties have worked hard to get a fair and equitable contract for all parties involved,” Murakami said, and he highlights the positive working relationship between the two parties. FULLERTON, CA (June 16, 2014) – Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC (YTMV) has signed a new four-year contract with United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1023, according to Tetsuro “Tex” Murakami, president of YTMV, based in Salem, Virginia. Local 1023 represents approximately 750 employees at the Salem plant. The last contract was signed in 2010 and was also a four-year contract. Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corporation, the North American manufacturing and marketing division of The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, Japan, a global manufacturer and distributor of high-end tires since 1917. Yokohama Tire Corporation serves an extensive distribution network in the United States and is a leader in technology and innovation. The company`s full product line includes tires for light trucks, passenger cars, commercial vehicles and high-performance buses, as well as for off-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama`s wide range of products, visit www.yokohamatire.com. Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire maintenance and safety policies established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. For more details, see the “Tire Maintenance and Safety” section under www.yokohamatire.com.
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