Cooper Tire Tupelo plant employees receive ESGR Patriot Award

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Three senior staff members at the Cooper Tire & Rubber Tupelo plant in Mississippi have been honored with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) Patriot Award.

Terry Weeden, tire assembly department manager, Brad Norris, tire assembly foreman, and Grady Vines, head of the first stage crew, were nominated for the award by first stage tire builder and Army National Guard sergeant Blake Rood. Rood nominated them for the award as a measure of gratitude for supporting flexible schedules necessary to complete his role with the Army National Guard.

“Cooper is proud to support its employees’ military commitments. We truly value the work they do both in our facilities and to protect our nation. It is our privilege to have servicemen and women as members of the Cooper team,” said Robert Haggerty, manager of the Tupelo plant.

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