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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

November 4, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Blue and white ribbons are popping up all over in town in support of Albany's Cooper Tire facility. Tuesday, city commissioners threw their support behind the plant.

 They passed a resolution declaring that Cooper Tire contributes to the high quality of life in the county and throughout the region, and is an excellent employer. The county is expected to also pass this resolution to show strong support for Cooper in hopes of keeping the Albany plant open.

Mayor Willie Adams said, "Well, we're doing everything we can possible think of to let the people in Finley, Ohio know that we want Cooper to stay here. That the community is solidly behind the plant."

Cooper has announced it plans to close one of its four plants. The resolution is the latest in a community campaign to make sure Albany's plant isn't the one closed. The proclamation will be presented to executives at Cooper Headquarters later this month.

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