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CHINO, Calif. (July 23, 2014) — Yokohama Tire Corp. is moving its Western Region Distribution Center to a newly constructed warehouse in Chino that will have more than twice the capacity of the facility it’s replacing.

The move is expected to be completed late this year, Yokohama said.

At 658,000 square feet, the new center is nearly twice the size of the 380,000-sq.-ft. Fullerton warehouse, Yokohama said, and brings together both full-time and contract labor. It will be used to distribute Yokohama full range of passenger car/truck, commercial truck and OTR tires.

“We prospered in Fullerton for almost three decades and appreciate all the support the community gave us,” said Tom Masuguchi, Yokohama’s chief strategy officer.

Yokohama Tire Corp.'s new distribution center in Chino, Calif.

“The…center in Chino ushers in a new era for Yokohama, not only in terms of growth, but also strategy, and it’s only the beginning.”

The new location will add infrastructure advantages, he said, and the company will also be breaking ground with new processes for servicing customers, filling orders and distributing inventory throughout its four distribution centers in the country.

Kelly Reenders, economic development administrator for San Bernardino County, said Yokohama is a “great addition to the high caliber of companies” that have made the county their home.

“Our logistics infrastructure is ideal for strategic distribution operations and the county is able to provide a number of incentive programs that give companies…the tools they need to facilitate job growth.”

The new center is about 22 miles west of the existing Fullerton facility, Yokohama said.

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