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News   August 27, 2015   by CARS Magazine

ContiTech’s St. Marys plant turns 75

image1ContiTech’s St. Marys, Ohio, plant has celebrated its 75th anniversary.

“We are proud to share in this diamond jubilee celebration of a highly versatile and productive facility,” said Jim Hill, ContiTech CEO for the NAFTA Region. “This plant has made literally millions of rubber parts for many markets and industries, and we are confident that it will continue that process into the future.”

Known originally as “St. Marys Manufacturing Company,” the 50,000-square-foot plant began production on Jan. 2, 1940 with 66 employees.

The facility manufactures rubber track products for the agriculture industry and for other applications in addition to mixing rubber for its own operations as well as the Marysville, Ohio conveyor belt plant and other plants within the ContiTech organization.

“This plant’s management and workers are a proud group, and it is because of their dedication that the facility continues to perform above expectations,” Hill said. “We are all now part of a new organization that will enable us to strategically position ourselves to provide dynamic growth for all of the markets in which we compete in the NAFTA region,” said Hill. “We will continue to grow our customer network, and provide the seamless distribution of our products with our focus on the NAFTA region.”

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