Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Cooper Tire & Rubber is a real wheeler dealer. The company is the fifth-largest tire manufacturer in North America (behind the likes of Bridgestone, Michelin, and Goodyear). It makes and sells replacement tires mainly for passenger cars and light trucks, but also for medium truck, motorcycles, race cars, commercial, and off-road vehicles for North American and international markets. Cooper operates eight manufacturing facilities and over 20 distribution centers worldwide. Unlike some of its rivals, Cooper does not typically sell to automotive OEMs; instead it markets its tires to customers including independent tire dealers, wholesale distributors, and regional and national tire chains.