Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Findlay, Ohio) is nearing the final stages of moving into its new Southwest distribution center in Grand Prairie, Texas. The new 400,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to begin operations in mid-September. The Texas distribution center will be used for warehousing and distributing products manufactured at Cooper’s plants providing enhanced distribution to the Southwest, South and Midwest.
The facility will use the latest in technology with its warehouse management system, specially constructed racks to make use of stacking height and forward shipping area layout, and is equipped with 96 dock doors.
“Cooper’s investment in its logistics infrastructure supports our continued growth in the replacement tire market and will significantly expand our distribution network,” says Patricia Brown, vice president, global branding and communications.
“Not only will this warehouse continue to enhance the logistics and distribution of our products, it will also increase our already outstanding reputation for excellent customer service.” The distribution center will operate five days a week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is anticipated that up to 30 additional employees will be hired. Distribution center manager Todd Lemke will manage the new facility.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is a global company specializing in the design, manufacture and sales of passenger car, light truck, medium truck tires and subsidiaries that specialize in motorcycle and racing tires, as well as tread rubber and related equipment for the retread industry. With headquarters in Findlay, Ohio, Cooper Tire has 39 manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design facilities within its family of companies located around the world.
Source: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company