FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and United Steelworkers Local 207L in Findlay have agreed to a new four-year labor contract, pending a ratification vote by the union that is expected to take place within a week.
Details of the agreement are being withheld pending presentation to USW members.
The Cooper plant in Findlay employs about 1,000, with estimated capacity of 18,000 passenger and light truck tires a day, according to Tire Business' Global Tire Report. The factory opened in 1914.
In the U.S., Cooper also operates a unionized car and light truck tire factory in Texarkana, Ark., that opened in 1964, and a non-union tire factory that makes passenger tires in Tupelo, Miss., that has been operating since 1984.