ERJ staff report (LMH)
Fort Mill, South Carolina -- Continental Tire the Americas, llc (CTA) has received an award from the Charlotte Business Journal as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the Charlotte area in South Carolina.
This year, CTA was recognised as the ninth best place to work in the greater Charlotte area. Continental said in a 10 Nov news release that the award recognises companies with benefits, policies and practices that are among the area's best.
The annual evaluation of the work environment is based on employee surveys, conducted by a third party. The Charlotte Business Journal also ranked CTA as the ninth Best Place to Work in the Large Business category in 2010.
"Continental Tire the Americas is a great place to work because of our people," said Jochen Etzel, CEO, CTA. "The fact that we have been recognised for this prestigious award two years in a row, and that this award is based on employee feedback, makes this recognition very special."
"We've worked hard to create a work environment that values employees' contributions and provides them with outstanding careers at Continental," Etzel said. "In addition, our business continues to grow, and we are very excited about welcoming new employees to our headquarters over the next several years."
CTA's headquarters in Lancaster County, South Carolina, is home to nearly 400 employees. The building opened in 2009. Due to the significant growth in the CTA business, Continental has been hiring additional employees at a steady pace.
On 6 Oct 2011, CTA announced an investment of more than $4 million (Euro 2.9 million) to expand its Lancaster County headquarters. The investment will provide for a 16 000 sq.ft (1486 sq.m) addition to the headquarters location, bringing the total size of the building to 91 000 sq.ft. The investment also includes the creation of 80 new jobs over the next four years, Continental said.
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Press release from Continental