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The energy management system at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s manufacturing facility in Texarkana, Ark., was recently certified "as meeting requirements of both ISO 50001:2011 and ANSI/MSE 50021:2012.

The certifications make the plant a Superior Energy Performance Gold Certified Partner (Energy Performance Pathway) as promoted by the United States Department of Energy.

"Cooper Tire has a strong commitment to sustainability and conservation of energy,” says Plant Manager Scott Cole. "Earning these important certifications speaks to that commitment and to the focus we have put as a plant on making strides forward to protect our environment."

The latest certifications add to the Texarkana plant’s existing ISO 9001 quality and ISO 14001 environmental certifications that have been in place since 2009 as part of the facility’s focus on total business management systems. The facility has the capacity to produce 32,000 consumer tires a day, according to the 2012 Modern Tire Dealer Facts Issue.

The Superior Energy Performance certification program for U.S. industrial facilities and commercial buildings provides a transparent, globally accepted system for verifying improvements in energy performance and management practices. Facilities that achieve Superior Energy Performance certification improve energy performance by more than 5%.

Cooper Tire’s Texarkana plant received "Gold" level certification for achieving a 10.1% improvement over three years.

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