Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is a global company specializing in the design, manufacture and sale of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires as well as tread rubber and related equipment for the retread industry. The company also markets tires under several other brands, including Avon, Mastercraft, Starfire, Kenda and Oliver. Cooper is committed to complying with environmental laws and protecting the environment in the communities where it operates. Cooper has several manufacturing facilities worldwide, including facilities in Clarksdale, Miss. The company has been in business since 1914.