Cooper will use plant shutdowns to align inventory

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Scheduled shutdowns at four Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plants will help the company adjust inventory levels, says a Cooper spokesperson.

Cooper is temporarily shutting down factories in Findlay, Ohio; Albany, Ga.; Tupelo, Miss.; and Texarkana, Ark.

The shutdowns are part of routine maintenance, the spokesperson told "We schedule these around holidays."

The Tupelo plant can make 41,000 passenger tires a day at full capacity, according to Modern Tire Dealer data.

The Texarkana plant can produce 27,800 passenger and 9,300 light truck tires per day.

Cooper's Findlay plant can produce 15,400 light truck units per day and 6,600 passenger tires per day.

And the Albany plant has the capacity to manufacture 15,800 passenger and 10,500 light truck tires per day.

The Cooper spokesperson did not say when the plants will re-open.

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