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 its headquarters city in Findlay employs about 1,000, with estimated capacity of 18,000 passenger and light truck tires a day, according to Rubber & Plastics News' 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.