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March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Cooper Tires Names Ball Senior VP of North American Operations

Christopher Ball

Cooper Tire & Rubber has named Christopher Ball senior vice president of North America Tire Operations, effective March 19.

Tags: Leadership, Tires, People, Cooper Tire

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Cooper Tires Announces Proprietary Truck Tire Line

In addition to its standard warranty, Cooper Tires will offer its Pro Series truck tire with a full replacement warranty on the first 50% of its tread life. The offer extends to Cooper’s Work Series tires as well. Photo: Cooper Tire

The new Cooper family of truck tires, announced at TMC, are SmartWay-certified and backed by a 7-year, two-retread warranty.

Tags: TMC, Tires, Cooper Tire

February 8, 2018 - Product News

Cooper Tires to Open Mississippi Distribution Center

Cooper plans to use the 1 million square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss. for distribution when construction is completed later in 2018. Image: Cooper Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber announced that it will expand its product distribution network in the U.S. by opening a 1 million square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss.

Tags: Tires, Cooper Tire, Distribution Centers

August 11, 2017 - Industry News

Research Shows Promise for New Source of Rubber for Tires

Guayule is a shrub that grows in the Southwest and produces a rubber that can be used in tires.

It’s possible you could see truck tires in the future made from rubber from a domestic plant rather than the traditional rubber tree, as a five-year study led by Cooper Tire & Rubber showed good results for passenger tires.

Tags: Tires, Guayule, Cooper Tire

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Cooper Tire & Rubber Names VP of Marketing for North America

Bryan Hess Photo: Cooper Tire

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Bryan Hesse its new vice president of marketing for North America tire operations.

Tags: Leadership, People, Marketing, Cooper Tire

October 20, 2015 - Product News

Cooper Announces Roadmaster Fleet Service Network

Cooper Tire's Gary Schroeder by the Roadmaster display at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition. Photo: David Cullen

Cooper Tire and Rubber announced its Roadmaster Fleet Service Network that offers 24/7 emergency roadside tire replacement and repair for eligible commercial trucking fleets.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Customer Service, Tires, Cooper Tire, ATA MC&E

May 26, 2015 - Industry News

Cooper Tire Plant Recognized for Environmental Initiatives

The Cooper Tire plant in Tupelo, Miss., has earned the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s enHance Partnership Award for 2015.

Tags: Green, Regulations, Tires, Cooper Tire

October 22, 2014 - Industry News

Cooper Makes Progress on Guayule-Rubber Tire

The guayule plant can produce a substitute source of rubber. Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Cooper Tire and Rubber has completed builds of tires made of natural rubber sourced from the guayule plants.

Tags: Sustainability, Tires, Rubber, Guayule, Cooper Tire

June 24, 2014 - Industry News

Cooper Tire Establishing Global Tire Technical Center in Ohio

When Cooper's new worldwide center of excellence for tire science and technology is fully operational it will employ 40 scientists and engineers, many of whom will be in highly specialized technical roles. Technology developed will be deployed at Cooper facilities around the world.

Tags: Cooper Tire

December 30, 2013 - Industry News

Cooper Will Pursue Damages Against Apollo

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said it will pursue damages against Apollo Tyres Ltd. in a webcast following the announcement of its decision to terminate the merger agreement, according to Modern Tire Dealer, a sister publication of HDT.

Tags: Tires, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cooper Tire

November 11, 2013 - Industry News

Court Rules in Favor of Apollo in Cooper Tire Suit

On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Judge Sam Glasscock III, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, ruled that Apollo was not in breach of its merger agreement with Cooper, which had filed a complaint to the contrary.

Tags: Tires, Litigation, Cooper Tire

October 7, 2013 - Industry News

Cooper Sues Apollo for Dragging its Feet

Cooper Tire's Roy Armes says the lawsuit against Apollo "is a necessary step in the process to assure that the terms of the merger agreement are met as required"

Apollo Tyres Ltd.'s friendly takeover of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is not so friendly anymore. On Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, Cooper filed a complaint in Delaware Chancery Court asking that subsidiaries of Apollo "be required to expeditiously close the pending merger between the two tire companies in accordance with the terms of the definitive merger agreement."

Tags: Tires, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cooper Tire

June 13, 2013 - Industry News

Apollo Tyres to Acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Apollo Tyres Ltd and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced the execution of a definitive merger agreement under which a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apollo will acquire Cooper in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.5 billion.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Cooper Tire

March 14, 2013 - Industry News

Consortium Reports Progress in Research to Use Guayule for Rubber in Tires

Consortium partners Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Yulex Corp., Arizona State University, and the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture met recently to review initial progress on their $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative grant from the USDA and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tags: Guayule, Tires, Cooper Tire

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