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Goodyear is the Only Fortune 500 Tire Company

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There’s only one tire maker that can call itself a Fortune 500 company. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been on the list of America’s largest companies ever since the list began in 1955.

In 2017, Goodyear ranks at no. 184. with $15.2 billion in revenue in 2016. Goodyear is the fourth-largest company in Fortune’s motor vehicles and parts category, behind General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Lear Corp.

The Fortune 500 is made up of businesses that are incorporated in the U.S. and operate here. See the list.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is ranked no. 743 on the 2017 edition of the list, with $2.9 billion in revenue.

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Two Cooper Plants Honored for Environmental Leadership

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The state of Mississippi has recognized two tire plants operated by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. for their initiatives to protect and preserve the environment.

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has recognized Cooper Tupelo and Clarksdale plants as members of its environmental stewardship enHance initiative.

A voluntary program consisting of three-year membership terms, the enHance initiative, which stands for “envision heightened awareness nurturing conservation and environmental excellence,” recognizes committed environmental leaders in Mississippi that put in place environmental initiatives beyond those that are required.

The MDEQ enHance program is designed to encourage the reduction of waste and conservation of resources, resulting in long-term economic benefit and continuous environmental enhancement.

There are four levels of membership: Associate, Steward, Leader, and for non-regulated entities, Environmental Star.

The Clarksdale plant has been a member for three years and has been recognized as a Steward level member for its second three-year term.

The Tupelo plant has been a member for six years and has been recognized as a Leader level member, the highest level possible, for its third three-year term.

“Cooper is committed to continual environmental improvements at our facilities around the world. We are working hard to remove materials from landfills, reduce our energy usage, decrease our water consumption and promote improved recycling opportunities for our scrap materials,” says Tom Wood, Cooper’s environmental affairs director.

“Our environmental commitment is aligned with the goals of the enHance initiative and we appreciate the networking with likeminded companies the program provides.”

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Cooper Targets Young Drivers With Tred Wisely App

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has created a Tread Wisely mobile app to promote tire and vehicle safety among teens and young adults.
Boles, CEO of NOYS, says “This positive, proactive campaign approach with peer-to-peer education at its core represents great potential for prevention and improved road safety for our youth.”
The free app features safety information and how-to videos. It was created in partnership with the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS).
Features include:

an “I got there” feature, which allows users to set a reminder to contact their parents or friends once they’ve arrived at a destination. It requires a couple of touches, and sends a pre-written text to any number of recipients letting them know the driver has arrived safely.
a series of simple how-to videos featuring race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. covering how to change a flat tire, what to do if involved in an accident, what to do if pulled over by law enforcement, and more.
reminders to complete monthly safety checks including proper tire inflation pressure, tread depth and overall tire condition.
rewards for performing regular safety checks and learning about vehicle safety. Users can earn points by completing various tasks within the app and can attain ever-increasing ranks for the chance to win prizes such as gift cards that can be redeemed for gasoline, food or other items. Certain actions, such as sharing the app with family, friends and others, will also earn special badges for users.
“We are approaching driver safety from the tires up, hoping to make our roads safer for young people, their friends, families and the driving public,” says Anne Roman, vice president of communications and public affairs. “Tires are often overlooked, especially by young drivers, but are extremely important to road safety.”

Roman says the app provides information to young drivers before and after they drive, but not during.

“Plus, we’ve built-in an element of fun and competition where nearly every use of the app can help users earn points that make them eligible to win prizes. Importantly, the content on the app is shareable, so young drivers can help those they know and love be safer too.”

Loni Unser, 19-year-old daughter of Johnny Unser of the legendary Unser racing family, is a rookie racer. She’s joining her Dad as the official spokespersons for the Tread Wisely app.

She says, “Now young drivers have tire and vehicle safety information right on their phones and the information is presented in a fast, fun way. I use the app and can honestly say that ‘I got there’ is genius for keeping peace in our family!”

The Tread Wisely app is part of a larger tire and vehicle safety program for young drivers developed in 2016 when Cooper adopted this as a signature philanthropy cause and selected NOYS as its partner. The two organizations have teamed up to share safety messages about tire safety through Tread Wisely social media channels, the web, special youth-directed safety events, and on the ground in communities across the United States. Hundreds of Cooper employees have signed up to serve year-round as Tread Wisely volunteers, demonstrating tire safety in schools, at sporting events, churches and other venues.

Anita Boles, CEO of NOYS, says. “We have hand-selected a special team of Tread Wisely Youth Ambassadors from all over the nation who, among other duties, are charged with deploying a national Tread Wisely challenge to engage youth in tire safety strategies. We expect to see great growth in the number of youth who know how to check their tires for safety and routinely perform these checks while also sharing this important information with their friends and family.”

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Cooper Expands Load Range for Roadmaster Tire

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new load range to the Roadmaster RM180+(EM) steer tire line to accommodate heavier steer axles.

The RM180+(EM), which is SmartWay verified, is ideal for long haul applications. The tire features a highway tread pattern and optimized footprint to promote even wear. Combined with high tensile strength four-belt construction, the tire is designed to deliver long tread mileage, durability and retreadability, plus low rolling resistance for improved fuel economy.

“Heavier steer axles are becoming increasingly more common in the market, and the addition of load range H to the Roadmaster RM180+(EM) aligns this product’s offerings with the needs of our customers,” says Gary Schroeder, director of Cooper’s truck and bus tire business. “The Roadmaster RM180+(EM) is a premium product that’s been verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership as a low rolling resistance tire, meaning it can help fleets continue to be more cost efficient. It’s also backed by a strong warranty and the quality that’s behind the Roadmaster name, making it a popular choice for long haul applications.”
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Evolution H/T From Cooper Targets CUVs, SUVs, and Pickups

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As the market for CUVs, SUVs and pickups continues to expand, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is updating its product lineup with the new Evolution H/T all season highway tire. It replaces the Discoverer H/T.

Cooper says the Evolution H/T competes at a mid-range price point, and offers grip, stability and comfort. It features updated technology compared to the Discoverer H/T and covers 28 tire sizes for the CUV, SUV and light duty pickup truck market.
Cooper says the Evolution H/T include StabilEdge technology for enhanced handling and dry tracking stability, and 3D Micro-Gauge siping to maintain wet traction and superior handling. The tire also includes a silica tread compound and tread profile that provide even wear and long tread life. The new tire carries a 60,000 mile warranty.

“The market for SUVs, CUVs and pickups continues to expand rapidly,” says Scott Jamieson, director of product management for North America. “Being responsive to what is happening in the market is a commitment we take seriously at Cooper to help our dealers grow their businesses and help us succeed along with them. This commitment calls for Cooper to adapt our product offerings and evolve our tire lines and size ranges on an ongoing basis.

“The new Cooper Evolution H/T is a great example of offering a tire that responds to the needs of a growing market, while also providing a product with advanced technology and great performance at a price point that hits a sweet spot in that market. We’re excited about this tire and what it will bring to our dealers in terms of a high quality, affordable new option for their SUV, CUV and pickup truck customers.”

To support the introduction of the Evolution H/T, Cooper has provided dealers with a launch kit, and soon will host a customer webinar to answer product questions in realtime. Later this month, Cooper also will provide e-training for dealers on the tire’s features and benefits.

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Cooper to Sponsor 10 MLB Teams in 2017

kansas-city-royals13.jpgCooper Tire & Rubber Co. is sponsoring professional baseball teams across the country for the sixth straight year.

For the 2017 season, Cooper is sponsoring 10 teams: the Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals.

Cooper will be prominently featured in a mix of promotional efforts surrounding the teams, including exposure in stadium areas and on in-stadium video screens. The company’s message will also be carried through local market radio, social media, digital and print media channels.

As part of these partnerships, Cooper is inviting fans to “Buy Four and Score!”

With the purchase of four qualifying Cooper tires from a participating dealer, fans will score a voucher valid for tickets to a select home game with a Cooper-sponsored team.

“As an American company since 1914, Cooper is proud once again to support America’s favorite pastime through sponsorship of these great teams,” says Laura Goetz, Cooper’s senior advertising manager – North America Tire operations.

“We are pleased to continue to help bring great baseball action to fans across the country while also showcasing the Cooper brand and supporting our loyal Cooper dealers through promotions in their local markets.”

Cooper encourages baseball fans to catch the “Buy Four and Score!” promotion from May 1 to May 31, 2017.

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Cooper Expands Roadmaster Line

cooper-logo1Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added a SmartWay-verified long-haul drive tire to its Roadmaster commercial truck tire line, the RM852(EM).

The company says the new RM852(EM) has a unique tread compound and 30/32nds of tread to provide long lasting mileage. A solid shoulder design offers improved traction in challenging weather. The tire also features 3D Micro-Gauge siping, with full depth and variable sipe density to help maintain wet traction and stability.

“Our engineers designed this tire with a compound that offers not only lower rolling resistance for fuel economy, but also a deep tread that can stand up to the demands of the road,” says Gary Schroeder, director of truck and bus tire business for Cooper.

“For fleets, choosing SmartWay verified tires is often a good choice to help manage operational costs as they frequently provide fuel savings. At Roadmaster, we are committed to continually developing tires that meet the needs of our customers and help them be more cost efficient by offering durable tires with long miles to removal, like the new RM852(EM).”
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Cooper Recalls Discoverer M+S Sport Tires

cooper-logo1.pngCooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Discover M+S Sport tires in 15- through 19-inch sizes. The potential number of units affected is 7,067.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation, these tires may be marked with the Alpine Symbol (also known as the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol) but do not meet the traction requirements for snow tires. “As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, ‘New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.’

“The affected tires may not provide the expected traction or performance in snow conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.”

The sizes being recalled are:

15-inch: 235/75R15.

16-inch: 255/65R16, 215/70R16, 225/70R16, 235/70R16, 245/70R16 and 265/70R16.

17-inch: 255/60R17, 225/65R17, 235/65R17 and 265/65R17.

18-inch: 255/55R18 and 235/60R18.

19-inch: 255/50R19.

The NHTSA Recall ID Number is 17T003.

Cooper will notify owners, and dealers will replace all the affected tires with tires from a different brand line, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 24, 2017. Owners may contact Cooper customer service at (800) 854-6288. Cooper’s number for this recall is 166.

Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or by visiting http://www.safercar.gov.

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Cooper Recalls More Than 7,000 Passenger Tires

severe_snowflakeCooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Discover M+S Sport tires in 15- through 19-inch sizes. The potential number of units affected is 7,067.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation, these tires may be marked with the Alpine Symbol (also known as the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol) but do not meet the traction requirements for snow tires. “As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, ‘New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.’

“The affected tires may not provide the expected traction or performance in snow conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.”

The sizes being recalled are:

15-inch: 235/75R15.

16-inch: 255/65R16, 215/70R16, 225/70R16, 235/70R16, 245/70R16 and 265/70R16.

17-inch: 255/60R17, 225/65R17, 235/65R17 and 265/65R17.

18-inch: 255/55R18 and 235/60R18.

19-inch: 255/50R19.

The NHTSA Recall ID Number is 17T003.

Cooper will notify owners, and dealers will replace all the affected tires with tires from a different brand line, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 24, 2017. Owners may contact Cooper customer service at (800) 854-6288. Cooper’s number for this recall is 166.

Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or by visiting http://www.safercar.gov.

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Expect to See Increase in Tire Prices Next Month

cheesy-growth-iconNow there are five. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC is the latest tire company to announce price increases in 2017.

Effective March 1, Bridgestone says it will adjust prices up to 8% across a range of passenger, light truck, off-the-road and agricultural tire products and tubes in North America.

The reason for the increases? Rising raw material costs “and other market dynamics.”

The new pricing will vary by business unit and by product line.

“Our sales and account teams will soon provide further details to our customers,” adds Bridgestone.

Other companies have made similar announcements:

“Nexen to Its Dealers: Expect Tire Price Increases on March 1.”

“Carlstar To Raise Prices on All Brands By March 1”

“Cooper Anticipates Raising Tire Prices Close to Feb. 1.”

“Goodyear Will Increase Tire Prices Effective Feb. 1.”

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