Continental Tire the Americas, LLC Named "Best Places to Work" - Continental is recognized in the Large Business category for prestigious Charlotte Business Journal Award

- Employee feedback is foundation for results

- 80 new jobs will be created for headquarters location

FORT MILL, S.C. Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) has once again received an award from the Charlotte Business Journal as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the Charlotte area.

This year, CTA was recognized as the ninth best place to work in the greater Charlotte area. The award recognizes companies with benefits, policies and practices that are among the area's best. The annual evaluation of the work environment is based on employee surveys, conducted by a third party.  CTA was also ranked as the ninth Best Place to Work in the Large Business category by the Charlotte Business Journal in 2010.

"Continental Tire the Americas is a great place to work because of our people," said Jochen Etzel, Chief Executive Officer, CTA.  "The fact that we have been recognized for this prestigious award two years in a row, and that this award is based on employee feedback, makes this recognition very special."  

"We've worked hard to create a work environment that values employees' contributions and provides them with outstanding careers at Continental," Etzel said. "In addition, our business continues to grow, and we are very excited about welcoming new employees to our headquarters over the next several years."

CTA's headquarters in Lancaster County is home to nearly 400 employees. The building opened in 2009. Due to the significant growth in the CTA business, Continental has been hiring additional employees at a steady pace.

On October 6, 2011, CTA announced an investment of more than $4 million to expand its Lancaster County, S.C. headquarters.  The investment will provide for a 16,000 square foot addition to the headquarters location, bringing the total size of the building to 91,000 square feet. The investment also includes the creation of 80 new jobs over the next four years.

Continental manufactures and distributes a complete line of Continental and General brand passenger, light truck and commercial tires for original equipment and replacement markets. Continental also offers a retreaded heavy truck tire solution under the ContiLifeCycle brand.  Consistently ranked near the top in quality by Tire Rack and other industry testing companies, Continental's brands are available at leading independent tire dealers, car dealers, commercial tire dealers, truck stops and mass retail companies across North and South America.  

With sales of EUR 26 billion in 2010, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 164,000 employees in 45 countries.

SOURCE Continental Tire the Americas, LLC




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