Cooper to add capacity at US plants

From Rubber & Plastics News

Findlay, Ohio-Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will invest $24.6 million this year to boost annual capacity of car and light truck tyres by 1.9 million units at its Albany, Georgia, and Texarkana, Arkansas, plants to meet steadily increasing demand for the company’s tyres.

Cooper will spend $19.4 million at Albany to boost capacity by 1.39 million units, adding four VMI tyre building machines and 16 curing presses. The expansion, based on the company’s LEAN manufacturing cell concepts, will create 56 jobs, or…

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