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Yokohama investing $5.2M in Versailles plant, will create 134 jobs

Will add two new production lines

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2016) — Yokohama Industries Americas Inc. announced today that it plans to hire 134 full-time employees and invest $5.2 million in new equipment at its plant in Versailles.

The project will add two new production lines at Yokohama’s Hose Division plant at 105 Industry Dr. The facility currently employs about 300 people producing and distributing hose assemblies for vehicle air conditioning, power steering and transmission oil cooler systems.

Yokohama Industries America is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd., which was founded in 1917 as a joint venture between Yokohama Cable Manufacturing and B.F. Goodrich Co. The Versailles facility, one of two Yokohama plants in the city, opened in 1989.

Yokohama can receive resources from the Kentucky Skills Network. Through the Kentucky Skills Network, companies can receive no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job training incentives. Last year, the Kentucky Skills Network trained more than 84,000 employees from more than 5,600 Kentucky companies.