Cooper Tire’s Findlay manufacturing plant is celebrating production of its 200 millionth tire.
Cooper says 200 million tires stacked end to end would stretch 96,000 miles and be able to circle the earth nearly four times.
Details on the milestone are in the following news release from Cooper Tire.
Cooper Tire announced that its Findlay, Ohio, manufacturing plant reached a milestone today with the production of its 200 millionth tire, a Cooper® Discoverer® AT3 LT™.
The Findlay plant was constructed in 1919 and was Cooper Tire’s first manufacturing facility. Today, it employs approximately 900 associates within one million square feet of production space. In June, Cooper Tire became part of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, combining two leading companies with complementary product portfolios, services and capabilities and creating a strong U.S.-based leader in the global tire industry.
“We are grateful for our Findlay associates, past and present, who contributed to this significant production achievement,” said Plant Manager Mark Kreinbrink.
“Two hundred million tires, if stacked end to end, would stretch 96,000 miles and be able to circle the earth nearly four times. I sincerely appreciate the dedication, hard work and commitment to quality that our Findlay team has delivered day in and day out to produce this significant body of work. Our customers recognize and appreciate our commitment to service, as well, and have rewarded us with continuing strong demand for our products. We look forward to serving them by making millions more industry-leading tires.”
“The USW is proud to see the Findlay plant reach this milestone driven by a great team that makes great tires,” said Brian Brubaker, President of USW Local 207L.
“This is a major accomplishment that shows the enduring contributions of our USW members over several generations. Thank you to the men and women of the Findlay plant for their skills and efforts.”
The Discoverer AT3LT is a top-selling on-road/off-road all-terrain tire designed for drivers of pickup trucks, work vehicles and full-size SUVs who need a tire that offers the rugged durability required to keep up with their active lifestyles.
Oktoberfest Findlay is returning this year after the full event couldn’t be held last year because of the pandemic.
Sarah Sisser, executive director of the Hancock Historical Museum, says the family-friendly festival celebrating German heritage has become one of the largest single-day events in Hancock County.
As Sarah mentioned in the audio above, the festival includes live traditional German music and entertainment, a variety of contests, authentic German food from vendors like Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, the Kinderplatz Kid Zone and a selection of more than 40 domestic and German beers.
Oktoberfest is the major fundraiser of the year for the Hancock Historical Museum which is an entirely privately funded, non-profit organization.
Oktoberfest Findlay is on Saturday, September 25th from 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in downtown Findlay.
The festival will take place along three blocks along Main Street this year, from Main Cross to Hardin Street.
(in the pic above a guy participates in the Stein Endurance competition)
[WFIN] – Hancock Public Health has announced that the first mosquitoes collected in Hancock County tested positive for West Nile virus. The Ohio Department of Health reported the positive tests came from mosquito pools collected in Swale Park.
Hancock Public Health shared mosquito protection information with the Parks and Recreation department. They will also step up efforts to control adult mosquitoes in targeted locations.
Hancock Public Health urges you to protect yourself from mosquito bites by limiting outdoor activity at dusk and dawn. You can also use insect repellent containing DEET and wear loose, light-colored clothing when outside.
Symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, nausea, body aches, vomiting, swollen lymph glands and a rash on your chest, stomach, or back. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see your healthcare provider.
[WFIN] – Three people were robbed at gunpoint at separate times over the weekend in Leipsic. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received the call around 3 a.m. Saturday. The suspect took cash and the victims’ cell phones.
The victims identified the suspect in a photo line up as 18-year-old Isaiah Oliver of Leipsic.
Findlay police arrested Oliver without incident Monday.
Most of Ohio will be facing scorching heat as the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning until 8 p.m. Saturday. Heat indices for our area will be well over 100 degrees. You’re urged to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. You should also try to limit your time outside. If you have to be outside, try to stick to the shade and avoid wearing tight clothing.