As many of you already know, James Cox & Sons, Inc. was acquired by Cooper Research Technologies in the UK. Now two years later, I am pleased to share with everyone that this has been a very beneficial combination of the products and talents of the two companies. We have already far surpassed our expectations for the success of this collaboration, and look forward to even greater successes. I have been running Cox & Sons since Jim’s sudden passing in 2009, and I am so grateful to Cooper for contributing to the continued success of Cox & Sons and allowing my husband’s company to prosper and his name to be remembered as a pioneer in the industry.
The two companies were founded by Keith Cooper and James Cox from humble beginnings, from Jim’s garage in Sacramento, CA, and Keith’s milk shed in the UK. Jim and Keith both had the vision, innovation, and drive to develop products being required in the industry, and to bring their companies to international recognition.
Jim began his career as an engineer for the Caltrans Materials Lab in Sacramento. He knew the products used and assisted in developing new testing standards. Eventually he began his own business of designing and manufacturing equipment. He continued throughout his career to work with universities and transportation departments to set new and more comprehensive standards.
Cox & Sons has built a reputation for producing some of the finest equipment in the market, with exceptionally long useful life spans. There are products that have been manufactured for years, and we continue to re-engineer and improve their function as better components and techniques become available. We strive to give our customers the highest quality equipment possible. The company is still located in the foothill town of Colfax, CA, with a fully equipped manufacturing facility. There is room for expansion, which will be needed as more equipment is added to the product line.
My heartfelt thanks to all of you in the industry whom Jim and I have had the pleasure of working with over the years. I know Jim would be pleased to see his accomplishments continued through Cooper. And I know you will continue to find Cox-Cooper products to be the very best available in the industry.