FINDLAY, Ohio (Jan. 8, 2001)—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said it will relocate its Oliver Rubber eastern U.S. distribution center to Asheboro, N.C., from Athens, Ga. The move is part of a series of changes that also included the addition of a distribution center in Tupelo, Miss.
Oliver now will have a one- to two-day improvement in transit times to most U.S. customers, Cooper said.
The newly leased 61,400-sq.-ft. Asheboro distribution center will serve customers in the eastern, southern and midwestern U.S. It will operate five days a week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and function as a department of the Asheboro plant.
Todd Seagraves, who managed the Athens distribution center, will relocated to Asheboro to manage the new facility, the company said.