FINDLAY, Ohio (July 29, 2010)—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. are celebrating 50 years as partners in the tire business.
Cooper Tire has been manufacturing Hercules-brand tires since 1960, the year it formed a partnership with the firm. At that time, the company—started in 1952 by a group of Northeastern U.S. tire dealers and retreaders—was officially named Hercules Tire.
“Celebrating 50 years as business partners is truly an outstanding accomplishment,” said Roy Armes, chairman, president and CEO of Cooper. “Our strong relationship with Hercules is one we value greatly.”
Both companies are based in Findlay.