Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is restarting tire production at its plant in El Salto, Mexico.
Operations are resuming on June 1 "on a limited basis." Cooper says it is prioritizing the health and safety of its employees, and has put in place "a comprehensive set of procedures," which include:
- required employee health disclosures,
- increased cleaning and disinfecting of facilities and equipment,
- social distancing and physical barriers,
- visitor restrictions, and
- other measures.
The company says it has enacted similar procedures at its production facilities in China, the United States and Serbia, all of which reopened after temporary closures. Those sites "are ramping tire production back up according to demand, which has been impacted industry wide by coronavirus."
Cooper says throughout the global pandemic, Cooper’s distribution centers around the globe have continued to operate.