Distribution: Cooper building 1-million ft² warehouse
Cooper Tire & Rubber is in the process of expanding its warehousing capabilities in the USA. A new facility is currently being built in Byhalia, Mississippi, a location the tyre maker selected for its proximity to the Cooper tyre factories in Findlay (Ohio), Texarkana (Arkansas) and Tupelo (Mississippi). When completed this autumn, the 1 million square foot (92,900 square metre) warehouse will be the largest distribution centre for Cooper in the country.
The new facility will allow Cooper to efficiently consolidate and distribute products directly to customers as well as supply its regional distribution centres. The warehouse will have the capacity to expand to an additional 400,000 square feet as needed.
“This new facility will enhance our logistics infrastructure, which supports our efforts to offer exceptional service to our customers by helping us get tyres to them when and where they want them,” said Bob Sager, Cooper’s director of Supply Chain. “This facility is a complement to our current US distribution network that includes six regional distribution centres and three plant manufacturing warehouses, adding to our capability to be flexible and responsive.”