Cooper Tire UK Facility Likely To Stop Making Car Tires

10/11/18 – 7:07 A.M.

Cooper Tire Europe might stop making tires for cars and light trucks. The company, a subsidiary of Findlay-based Cooper Tire & Rubber, reported the news Wednesday. Cooper says that its Melksham, United Kingdom facility would still remain its European headquarters. They would also continue to make motorcycle tires there.

Cooper says the Melksham facility is older and smaller. The company adds it doesnt offer economic scale.

The move could result in around 300 jobs lost. Around 730 people work at the factory.