Friends of Manufacturing

Cooper Tire shows manufacturing isn't a 'dirty job'


Hoping to convince students to consider manufacturing careers early on, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is bringing middle school students to its facilities this week to show them how manufacturing has developed over time. 

Students went through individual stations Tuesday where Cooper Tire staff presented the entire tire manufacturing process — from the procurement of raw material, to the curing of tire segments through steam, to mixing of silica, to the finished product.

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