Technology company Continental has announced a USD $9.3 million expansion of the rubber mixing operations at its industrial hose plant in Norfolk, NE, to accommodate its North American manufacturing facilities by providing rubber for industrial hoses and whitewall tires for passenger cars.
The expansion plans include adding 19,000 square feet to its industrial hose facility, and adding rubber mixing capacity for Continental North America hose, tire plants.
“We have plans to add in excess of 19,000 square feet to expand our rubber mixing capabilities and better serve our internal and external customers,” said Dan Granatowicz, plant manager. “We anticipate that the expansion will enable us to add in excess of 30 associates. The investment will also reaffirm our commitment as a good corporate citizen to the Norfolk community and the region as we secure jobs and support the economies of each.”
The facility primarily manufactures industrial hose and supplies compound for a variety of applications such as general purpose air and water, garden, mining, petroleum, steam and welding hose. The new mixing operations also will enable the plant to supply compound for product-specific whitewall Continental passenger tires.