Cooper Tire resuming plan for tech center in Ohio

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is
reviving plans to build a new technology center at its Findlay
headquarters.
The tire maker plans to put $40 million into the project over the next five years.
The project had been announced last year, but it was put on hold by Cooper’s merger with Apollo Tyres
that later fell through.
The
Courier newspaper in Findlay reports Cooper Chief Executive Roy Armes
has announced that plans for the new research center are now back on.
The company plans to hire about 40 people, including include engineers, scientists, and technicians.
The company is receiving a $2.8 million state grant for the project.
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