Cooper Tire: U.S. Plant Closure 'Likely'

Ohio-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. says it will likely close one of four U.S. manufacturing plants in the coming months due to slumping demand for tires.

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) -- Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. says it will likely close one of its four U.S. manufacturing plants in the coming months because of slumping demand for tires.

Ohio-based Cooper said Tuesday that it has not decided which plant will be closing.

It has factories in Findlay, Ohio; Albany, Ga.; Tupelo, Miss.; and Texarkana, Ark.

Cooper spokeswoman Pat Brown says the company has more production capacity than it can afford in the U.S.

The tire maker also has been hit this year by higher costs of raw materials.

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