Georgia DC damaged by tornado

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

FINDLAY, Ohio—A tire warehouse and distribution facility leased by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in Albany, Georgia, sustained damage from a tornado on January 22. The DC has been forced to shut down as a result.

There were no injuries at the facility, which is operated for the tire company by a third party logistics firm.

Cooper immediately activated its logistics contingency plans and began to reroute customer orders to other facilities in its network to minimize disruption.

The building owner and Cooper were able to access the facility and secure the site on Friday. The process to assess damages is ongoing.

Cooper carries insurance for this type of event.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is the parent company of a global family of companies that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires.