Conti Buddhist monks

‘First piling’ marks start on Conti’s Thai plant

Rayong, Thailand — Continental AG has broken ground on the $265 million tire plant it’s building in Rayong, keeping the project on schedule for a 2019 production start-up.

Continental executives participated March 22 in a “first piling ceremony” at the factory site, which was organized according to local culture and included a blessing by Buddhist monks.

“The first piling ceremony…

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