Cooper to end UK car/LT tire production

Melksham, UK — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Europe Ltd is moving ahead with plans to phase out passenger car and light vehicle tire production at its Melksham plant, the company confirmed 18 Jan.

The move will affect 312 jobs at the former Avon Tyres plant which Cooper has operated since 1997.

The announcement comes four months after the Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. subsidiary notified workers at the plant about the proposed closure plan.

The closure, which will take place over the next 10 months, is geared…

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