Conti S.C. plant to start production in early 2014

ERJ staff report (TB)

Sumter, South Carolina — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. (CTA) expects production at its $500 million car and light truck tire plant in Sumter to start by early 2014, now that site preparation is well under way, company executives said today at the plant’s ceremonial ground breaking.

CTA expects to be able to start installing equipment by May 2013 in time to start production by early 2014, according to Craig Bartman, project manager. Production should hit 800,000 units that first year and hit…

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