A fire broke out at the Cooper and Chengshan’s Rongcheng factory in Shandong Province, Eastern China on May 27. Several local news sources including the Xinhua news agency have reported the news and photographs showing a large plume of smoke rising from the factory have also been published.
According to a news source in China, the fire was limited to a warehouse. Some of the tire stock was damaged, but the source said there was no long-term effect on normal production at the factory.
Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Company – a joint venture between Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (USA) and Chengshan Group (China) – was founded in January 2006.