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Cooper Standard certifies as living wage employer

Cooper Standard is the latest business to certify as a living wage employer.

“At Cooper Standard, we value our employees and are committed to providing fair compensation and benefits, a safe and respectful workplace and opportunities for growth and development,” said Carey Brett, plant manager at Cooper Standard Mixing Plant on Erie Street in Stratford. “Committing to and promoting a living wage will provide a great benefit to our employees and the greater community. It is our hope that other organizations will also make this commitment to their employees as one of the many ways we can make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.”

“We thank Cooper Standard for joining the living wage movement,” added Ryan Erb, United Way Perth-Huron’s executive director. “Paying a living wage is an important part of building a strong local economy by ensuring workers can afford to engage fully in the life of the place they call home. We appreciate Cooper Standard’s commitment to the community and their employees.”

Cooper Standard’s certification includes all four Ontario locations in Stratford, London and Glencoe.

Based on a 35-hour work week, the new Perth-Huron living wage or $20.70 was calculated using local data and considered the living expenses of a weighted average of family types including a family of four, a single mother supporting a seven-year-old child and a single adult, once government transfers and deductions were taken into account. Everyday expenses in the calculation included food, housing, utilities, clothing, childcare and transportation. For more information about Perth-Huron’s living wage, GO HERE.

About Cooper Standard
Cooper Standard, headquartered in Northville, Mich., with locations in 21 countries, is a leading global supplier of sealing and fluid handling systems and components. Utilizing our materials science and manufacturing expertise, we create innovative and sustainable engineered solutions for diverse transportation and industrial markets. Cooper Standard’s approximately 23,000 employees are at the heart of our success, continuously improving our business and surrounding communities. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @CooperStandard.

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