Cooper Tire & Rubber Co was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1930. The Company is a manufacturer and marketer of replacement tires. It mainly focuses on manufacture and sale of passenger and light and medium truck replacement... tires. It has two reportable segments, North American Tire Operations and International Tire Operation. The North American Tire Operations segment manufactures and markets passenger car and light truck tires, primarily for sale in the United States replacement market. This segment also distributes tires for racing, medium truck and motorcycles that are manufactured in the Company’s International Tire Operations segment. The distribution channels and customers for North American Tire Operations segment include independent tire dealers, wholesale distributors, regional an...d national retail tire chains, and large retail chains that sell tires as well as other automotive products. The International Tire Operations segment has manufacturing operations in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Serbia and the People’s Republic of China. The U.K. entity manufactures and markets passenger car, light truck, motorcycle and racing tires and tire retread material for the market. It manufactures light vehicle tires for the European markets. Under this segment the tires produced are also sold in the domestic market of People’s Republic of China. The segment also has a joint venture which manufactures and markets radial and bias medium truck tires as well as passenger and light truck tires. The Company competes with Bridgestone Corporation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Groupe Michelin. The Company is subject to federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations.