Miss. congressional delegation asks to ‘protect’ Cooper Tire interests in China

Today, Mississippi’s U.S. senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, along with U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, signed a letter to U.S. diplomats and trade representatives who are meeting with Chinese counterparts in Beijing this week.

A letter they signed asks the U.S. delegation to “help protect the interest of an American company, while dysfunction at a joint venture in China poses risks to U.S. jobs in Northeast Mississippi and elsewhere.”

That company is Cooper Tire, which employs some 1,300 people in Tupelo. The Findlay, Ohio-based tire manufacturer also has plants in Findlay and Texarkana, Ark.

Daily Journal
12/18