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TUPELO, Miss. — Cooper Tire’s Tupelo, Miss., plant today marked a key safety milestone – two million man hours worked without a lost-time injury. Tupelo is the first Cooper manufacturing facility in the United States to achieve this distinction. In November 2012, the Tupelo plant reached one-and-a-half million man hours worked without a lost-time injury.

“We are extremely proud of our team in Tupelo for the uncompromising commitment to a safe work environment that everyone here shares,” said Tupelo Plant Manager Pat Jodon. “This major milestone could not have been reached without the effort of every employee at our facility placing a priority on safety each and every day. Achieving this historic mark clearly demonstrates that our proactive approach is helping deliver the highest standards of safety performance.”

“Cooper Tire has established a zero-incident safety culture throughout the company, and our achievement in Tupelo is evidence that our commitment to safe processes and practices is something we live each day,” said Chris Ostrander, President, North America Tire Operations. “Cooper facilities are committed to a safe work environment and the highest standards of safety performance. We applaud the efforts of Tupelo and the efforts at all of our plants to continue to emphasize safety in everything we do.”

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