Continental’s South Carolina plant ahead of schedule

ERJ staff report (BC)

Sumter, South Carolina – Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has said construction of its Sumter tire factory is ahead of schedule, according to Rubber & Plastics News.

Since groundbreaking took place in March, Conti has hired 50 for the factory and expects to have 300 employees at the site by the end of 2013.

“This year we focused on hiring key members of our management team and a variety of engineers,” said Sumter Plant Manager Craig Baartman, whose position was announced in August. “We…

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