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At Cooper®, we talk tires every day, and we understand that the four tires on your vehicle are what keep you connected to the road, playing a crucial role in how your vehicle handles, and in keeping you safe on your travels. As an American company since 1914, our focus is on making quality tires that will perform well and last for thousands of miles. With more than a century in the tire industry, we know that tires matter, and that is why you should count on Cooper®.
Shop Cooper® tires with Rick's Tire and Auto Sales. We serve Slatersville, RI, North Smithfield, RI, Burrillville, RI, and surrounding areas.
The Cooper® name has a proud and storied heritage that goes back more than 100 years to 1914, when brothers-in-law John F. Schaefer and Claude E. Hart purchased M and M Manufacturing Company in Akron, producing tire patches, tire cement and tire repair kits. A year later, Schaefer and Hart purchased The Giant Tire & Rubber Company of Akron, a tire rebuilding business, and two years later moved the business to Findlay, Ohio.
The origins of the Cooper® name go back to 1920, when Ira J. Cooper, a director for the company Schaefer and Hart founded, formed the Cooper Corporation.
The firm changed its name to Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in 1946 and today employs more than 10,300 people and operates in more than one dozen countries around the world.