- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will spend about $2 million to expand its plant in Tupelo.

The project will add 14,000 square feet to the southeast side of the manufacturing facility.

Company spokeswoman Anne Roman tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (https://bit.ly/1OTvaR8 ) that the company has been reconfiguring its manufacturing plants to help meet evolving consumer needs, such as more premium tires for every day drivers

Cooper employs some 1,600 workers in Tupelo.

Roman says the company is installing an auto-compounder, which automates the rubber-mixing process. The addition at the plant will make room for the new equipment.

Roman says no additional jobs are tied with to the expansion.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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