Jackson, Mississippi – Continental has broken ground at the site of its new tire plant near Clinton, Mississippi, the German tire-maker announced 3 Nov.
Continental expects the $1.4-billion (€1.2-billion) investment to create 2,500 jobs when the plant reaches full capacity in the next decade.
The company expects to begin physical construction of the plant in 2018 at the greenfield site, which is nearly 1,000 acres. Conti plans to start production of commercial vehicle tires by end of 2019.
“Building this new facility in Mississippi is a critical part…