Tire manufacturer Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is reported by Tire Review to have started pulling equipment from its Findlay, Ohio production plant. The move occurs against the backdrop of a worker lockout that began November 28th in which the company and the United Steelworkers Union failed to reach a new labor agreement covering the plant’s 1,050 workers. The equipment, meanwhile, was expected to be transported to the company’s other facilities, redistributing vital machinery with the intention of keeping production up as the lockout continues. Cooper has also brought on temporary workers as part of its contingency plan at the facility.