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2013-06-18 12:20:30

- Steel beam is signed by local officials and employees and will be placed in the 80,000 square-foot production facility expansion MT. VERNON, Ill., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) today celebrated a significant milestone in the construction process of the expansion of the Commercial Vehicle Tire (CVT) production area in its Mt. Vernon, Illinois plant. City officials and Continental employees were invited to sign a steel beam which will be...

2013-02-19 16:20:09

SUMTER, S.C., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) celebrated a significant milestone in the construction process of its Greenfield site in Sumter, South Carolina today as the last steel beam of the basic structure was secured in the 1 million-square-foot production facility. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130219/DE62239 ) Event attendees, including South Carolina Secretary of Commerce, Bobby Hitt, were able to see first-hand how far...

2012-12-26 12:20:12

SUMTER, S.C., Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) continues to remain ahead of schedule as 2012 draws to a close. Construction began June 15 following the groundbreaking ceremony in March, 2012. The first employee, a civil engineer, was hired in April 2012. Since that time, CTA has recruited for more than 50 positions at the Sumter plant. "This year we focused on hiring key members of our management team and a variety of engineers," said Craig Baartman,...

2012-10-24 15:20:09

MORGANTON, N.C., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, celebrated 20 years of best-in-class production at its Morganton Automotive Plant by honoring its dedicated workforce. The facility, which produces Electronic Braking Systems and Air Springs, held a special ceremony attended by government officials, local dignitaries, current and past employees. Continental's Morganton facility was built 20 years ago for the sole purpose of ABS...

2012-08-13 02:21:08

HANOVER, Germany, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ContiTech is strengthening its business in hose lines for the automotive industry. The Continental Corporation's specialist for rubber and plastic technology (non-tire applications) today announced the acquisition of the automotive air conditioning business of the Collierville, Tennessee-based Mobile Climate Systems division of Parker Hannifin Corporation. This acquisition includes plants in Mexico (Monterrey and Montemorelos), the Czech...

2012-07-27 06:20:23

SUMTER, S.C., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) today announced that the first job postings for its new plant in Sumter are posted online and applications are being accepted. Altogether, CTA will invest more than $500 million into the Sumter plant and create about 1,600 new jobs when the plant is completed and production is in full swing. Continental has partnered with readySC and Central Carolina Technical College to assist with recruiting and training...

2012-06-29 06:20:25

SUMTER, S.C., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) today announced it has selected Michigan and South Carolina-based Walbridge/Mashburn as the general contractor for construction of its new tire plant in Sumter, South Carolina. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2013. By early 2014, the plant will manufacture passenger and light truck tires to meet the increasing demand for Continental and General brand tires from both aftermarket...

2012-01-11 08:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its 18th year, The Ward's 10 Best Engines competition recognizes the latest powertrain technologies that set the benchmark in their respective vehicle segments for power, technology, observed fuel economy and noise, vibration and harshness. This year's list once again includes a number of Continental's advanced engine technologies, from sensors to direct injectors, that are aimed at assisting automakers reach tougher...

2012-01-10 07:00:00

DETROIT, SEOUL, South Korea and HANNOVER, Germany, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SK Innovation and Continental Corporation announce at the Detroit Motor Show today their intention to team up for powering electric vehicles worldwide: Both corporations sign a Heads of Agreement that describes the formation of a joint venture with which both companies want to develop, manufacture and market Lithium Ion battery systems for automotive applications. Due to the worldwide regulatory...

2011-10-06 13:30:00

SUMTER, S.C., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) today announced that it will build an all-new tire plant in Sumter, S.C. to meet growing demand from both the retail level and automotive manufacturers. The first phase of production capacity at the plant in this project is expected to be nearly five million passenger and light truck tires when the plant reaches full production levels in 2017. A second phase in this announced project is expected to bring...