Continental opens new training center at future Miss. tire plant

Paul Williams, Continental executive vice president, truck tires.

Tire manufacturer Continental has completed the first building on its future Truck Tire Plant campus in Clinton, Mississippi.

The new building will house the company’s Employee Training Center. Along with employee training, the center will be used for orientation for new employees. It will also be used by the company’s sales team and for special events for customers. The company has formed a partnership with Hinds Community College to conduct training.

The $1.4 billion tire plant is scheduled to begin production in December 2019, with about 400 employees to be hired. The company expects to expand to 2,500 jobs at the plant by 2028. The plant will produce commercial truck and bus tires.

“Continental’s Commercial Vehicle Tire business throughout the Americas region has been growing significantly over the past years as we have continued to introduce leading products, technology, services, and solutions designed specifically for our trucking and transportation fleet customers,” said Paul Williams, executive vice president, truck tires, the Americas region. “This training center is the first step in a long journey of ensuring top quality jobs for our employees in Clinton and with that also setting the foundation to manufacture premium quality products for our customers.”