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Heavy machinery moving dirt at Yokohama site

West Point (Drew Powell, WTVA )
West Point (Drew Powell, WTVA )
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Updated: 10/23/2013 10:51 pm
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- Eutaw Construction crews are working seven days and nights a week at the site of the new Yokohama plant.

The project has around a million-and-a-half yards of dirt to be excavated.

It also has 650,000 imported yards of cubic borrow that will go directly underneath the future building pad.

There are some challenges with this project. Everything has to be level for bulldozers, which spread the material, and a slew of 815 compactors to work on the material.

"Well, the challenge is getting the heavier clay off the top. It's about eight feet thick. It's real slick and gets real wet so we have to get it off first and get it down to the chalk material which loads out better," said Tom Elmore, president of Eutaw Construction.

About 60 more working days are required to complete the project.

Once the pad is ready, then work on actual construction of the building will get started.

That's expected to be in about two to three weeks.

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