Cooper Tire Continues Temporary Plant Closures in Americas


FINDLAY, Ohio – Cooper Tire & Rubber Company today announced that its tire manufacturing plants
in the United States and Mexico will remain closed for at least another two weeks to protect the health
and safety of employees and to respond to market demand that has been impacted by coronavirus. The
company will continue to closely monitor the situation and adjust timing as necessary.
The temporary plant closures were announced March 21, and include facilities in Findlay, Ohio; Clarksdale
and Tupelo, Mississippi; Texarkana, Arkansas and El Salto, Mexico.
Cooper plants in Europe continue to be temporarily closed. Its plants in China reopened several weeks ago
and have continued to ramp up production and remain in operation.
The company continues to monitor supply chain and product inventory levels, and believes it has
sufficient supply of product. Cooper’s distribution centers in the U.S. have continued to operate and
flow product to customers.
As coronavirus has continued to spread across the globe, Cooper has put in place measures to protect
employees and meet the needs of all stakeholders including remote working when possible, social
distancing, staggered schedules, additional cleaning and disinfecting of facilities, restricted visitor
access and other necessary steps, all of which remain in effect.

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