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Cooper to Restart Plant in Mexico, U.S. Plants Still Closed

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will resume manufacturing at its plant in Mexico on April 13. Cooper's plants in the United States remain closed.

Addressing its plant in Mexico, Cooper officials say that "measures to protect the health and safety of employees, including social distancing, additional cleaning and disinfecting of facilities, restricted visitor access and other necessary steps, will be in effect as employees return to work."

Cooper's U.S. plants - which are located in Findlay, Ohio; Tupelo, Miss.; and Texarkana, Ark., will remanain temporarilyclosed "for at least another two weeks from now," according to the company. "Cooper will continue to monitor the situation and adjust timing, as necessary."

According to MTD research, Cooper's U.S. plants, combined, have a total manufacturing capacity of 97,000 units per day.

In addition, Cooper's plants in Europe also continue to be temporarily closed but its plants in China are operational. 

"Cooper believes it has sufficient supply of product in inventory, and the company’s distribution centers continue to operate and flow product to customers".

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