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News   March 30, 2009   by Auto Service World

Continental Tire North America Dedicates New Headquarters

Continental Tire North America (CTNA) celebrated the grand opening of its new North American headquarters in South Carolina. CTNA held a special ceremony attended by community leaders, customers, and employees. CTNA’s CEO Matthias Schoenberg started off the festivities with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and news conference.

“Continental Tire has built a solid reputation by providing outstanding products throughout our 138-year history, and this move to South Carolina is just the next step in our ongoing effort to contribute to the North and South American markets,” said Schoenberg. “We are grateful to South Carolina for helping us develop this beautiful new headquarters. The Lancaster County Economic Development Corporation and the State of South Carolina were instrumental in the decision to move our headquarters. We appreciate their efforts on our behalf and we look forward to a long and successful future in South Carolina.”

The new state-of-the-art, $11 million dollar facility is a 75,000 square foot building which sits on 11.5 acres in northern Lancaster County. The facility currently employees 375 people with opportunity to expand. Forsite Development built the property in just over a year with direction from Darrell Walters and Tom McKittrick. Local workforce was hired to landscape and set up the new facility.

 “We are confident that with our outstanding products, professional workforce and commitment to the North and South American markets that Continental will have a prosperous future for our employees, our customers and for the State of South Carolina,” said Schoenberg.