1960 — The firm becomes a publicly held corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
1983 — Cooper Tire joins the ranks of Fortune 500 companies.
1991 — Net sales reach $1 billion.
1997 — Cooper acquires Avon Tyres Ltd., based in Melksham, England.
2003 — Cooper acquires Mickey Thompson Performance & Wheels.
2003 — Cooper partners with Taiwan's Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. for construction of a plant outside Shanghai, China, to produce radial passenger and light truck tires. Cooper takes 100% ownership of JV in 2011.
2004 — Cooper sells of its non-tire automotive business, Cooper-Standard Automotive, for $1.17 billion.
2005 — Cooper obtains majority ownership of China's third-largest tire manufacturer, Chengshan Group.
2007 — Coopers enters into a 50-50 joint venture with Mexican tire manufacturer Corporación de Occidente SA de CV, forming Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. de Mexico S.A. de V.C.
2012 — Cooper acquires the tire manufacturing assets of Trayal Corp.'s plant in Krusevac, Serbia.
2013 — India's Apollo Tyres offers to buy Cooper; deal later terminated without resolution.
2014 — Cooper sells ownership stake in Cooper-Chengshan Tire back to Chengshan Group.
2016 — Cooper purchases majority ownership of China-based Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co. (GRT) for the production of truck/bus radial tires.
2019 — Cooper opens A.C.T.R. Co. Ltd. truck tire plant in Vietnam, a joint venture with China's Sailun Group Co. Ltd.
2019 — Makes Cooper Tire Mexico a wholly owned subsidiary.
Sources: Cooper Tire, Goodyear, Tire Business archives