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2014-01-28 16:20:23

- Grand Opening event featured Governor Nikki Haley, Germany's Ambassador to the United States and several hundred guests SUMTER, S.C., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) today celebrated the grand opening of its all-new plant in Sumter, South Carolina. The ceremony marked the completion of the construction process and the beginning of tire manufacturing. The tires produced at the Sumter plant will help meet the increasing demand for Continental and...

2013-07-31 23:19:55

LSTV to offer an ever-growing library of programs with a hyper-local, Lake and Sumter County focus. Leesburg, Fla. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Beginning August 1, Lake and Sumter county residents have a broadcast channel that will air more and more programs for and about the local community. Lake Sumter Television (LSTV), a unique and exciting venture between Hometown Health TV, LLC, Lake Sumter State College and Lake County is developing the area’s most comprehensive, educational,...

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,...

2012-10-23 11:26:21

Florida Community Loan Fund, Inc. approved loan; Habitat for Humanity operation to be named Global Village Central Florida, LLC EUSTIS, Fla. , Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kent Adcock, CEO for Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter, FL and the Board of Directors announce that they have been approved by the Florida Community Loan Fund, Inc. to acquire the former Bay Street Baptist Church site in Eustis, FL. The 14,100 sq. ft. facility will be converted to a 100 bed hostel and used...

2012-08-23 10:20:17

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Craig Baartman has been named plant manager of Continental Tire the Americas' (CTA) new manufacturing facility, which is under construction in Sumter, SC. In his new role, Baartman will be responsible for overall leadership of the facility, which is scheduled to open in late 2013, according to Jochen Etzel, CTA's chief executive officer. "We are excited to welcome Craig to his new role," said Etzel. "His business acumen and extensive...

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...

2012-03-28 06:20:08

SUMTER, S.C., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) today kicked off construction of its new tire plant in Sumter, South Carolina. The ceremony, attended by state and local governmental officials, marked the beginning of the construction process, which 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...

2012-01-26 13:04:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fort Sumter is once again at the forefront of a battle, but this time around nature is the enemy. Today, Fort Sumter sits barely above sea level at high tide and the island is known to be slowly sinking. Its northern flank is subject to moderate wave action from Charleston's shipping channel, while the daily tides and winds keep the exterior wall surfaces perpetually damp. For historians, archeologists and preservationists alike, these threats...

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...