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The Courier, June 14, 2013, Friday

The Courier

June 14, 2013, Friday

The Courier (full article)

Cooper: No sudden changes expected

"When Cooper gets saddled to (Apollo's) brand, then roughly 44 to 45 percent of (Apollo's) sales will come from the United States. So Cooper, then, is going to be really important to them because ... the biggest part of their global sales is going to be in the United States," said Cornell University labor relations professor Sarosh Kuruvilla. "This is going to be a big deal for them, so they're not going to screw it up by doing something stupid."

Apollo has yet another incentive to keep Cooper strong. It needs its association with the venerable Cooper brand to lift the image of its own tires in the U.S. and around the globe, said Arthur Wheaton, director of Cornell University's Worker Institute.