John Cooper 

John Cooper Produce, Inc. was founded in the early 1950's in Vincennes, Indiana. In 1971, John Cooper moved his operation to Centre, Alabama where he formed Hi C Transportation and Hi C Produce & Truck Brokers. John served as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Watermelon Association.

He was an active member of in the 50's through the 70's, with over 30 years of involvement in the association. 

"John was the person responsible for the transition from transporting melons in boxcars to trucks."
- Buddy Leger

Mr. Cooper was a pioneer in the transportation of watermelon to market.