Cooper is leasing the facility in Byhalia, Miss. It employs about 100 people.

Cooper is leasing the facility in Byhalia, Miss. It employs about 100 people.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has opened a new 1 million-square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss. — its largest distribution center in the country. The company says the warehouse is centrally located from its three U.S. tire manufacturing plants in Findlay, Ohio, Texarkana, Ark., and Tupelo, Miss. Its location will allow the company to consolidate and distribute products directly to customers, and also supply its regional distribution centers.

The site has the capacity to expand and add another 400,000 square feet as needed for the future.

“We are excited to have now opened this new facility, which serves to enhance our logistics infrastructure, supporting our efforts to offer exceptional service to our customers as we get tires to them when and where they want them,” says Bob Sager, director of supply chain for Cooper. “This facility is a complement to our existing U.S. distribution network that includes six regional distribution centers, three plant manufacturing warehouses and a mixing warehouse, making Cooper even more flexible and responsive to customer needs.”

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