Cooper Tire to Receive R&D Consultation with NASA Scientists

  Cooper Tire to Receive R&D Consultation with NASA Scientists

Cooper among select Ohio and Michigan-based companies to receive insights from
              NASA Glenn Research Center Subject Matter Experts

Business Wire

FINDLAY, Ohio -- June 12, 2014

Members of the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company technology team will be among a
select group of companies at the University of Toledo today consulting with
scientists and engineers from NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. A
second Cooper team will soon travel to NASA Glenn Research Center for a
similar consultation with subject matter experts. The consultations are being
provided to manufacturing companies who applied for the opportunity to receive
up to eight hours of no-cost consulting from the NASA experts to bring new
insights into technical challenges and opportunities the companies are
experiencing. Cooper applied for and was qualified to receive assistance with
two projects—one focusing on development of a coating for tire molds and the
other on RFID technology.

“NASA has some of the best minds in the world who have developed all types of
innovations; not only those related to the exploration of space. Cooper is
pleased to have been selected to tap into the brainpower, research
capabilities and resources of NASA as we continue to improve our operations
and products,” said Chuck Yurkovich, Cooper’s Vice President, Global Research
and Development.

Companies that applied for the consulting time submitted detailed statements
of the needs to be addressed with their projects and also estimated an
economic impact. Cooper is one of 16 area companies receiving consulting
through the NASA Roadshow, a program which is in its second year. In Northwest
Ohio, NASA is partnering with The Lucas County Economic Development
Corporation, Toledo Regional Chamber, The University of Toledo and the Toledo
Community Foundation in partnership with MAGNET, the Northwest Ohio MEP and
the Ohio Development Services Agency.

About Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB)  is the parent company of a global
family of companies that specialize in the design, manufacture, marketing, and
sales of passenger car and light truck tires. Cooper has joint ventures,
affiliates and subsidiaries that also specialize in medium truck, motorcycle
and racing tires. Cooper's headquartersis in Findlay, Ohio, with
manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design facilities within its
family of companies located in 11 countries around the world. For more
information on Cooper, visit,


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