Continental investing $9.3 million to expand

rubber mixing operations in Norfolk, Nebraska

NORFOLK, Nebraska, January 8, 2018Industrial hose facility to add 19,000 square feet, 30 workers • Adding rubber mixing capacity for Continental North America hose, tire plants • Reinforce company’s commitment to Norfolk community

Technology company Continental has announced a $9.3 million expansion of the rubber mixing operations at its industrial hose plant in Norfolk, Nebraska, to accommodate its North American manufacturing facilities by providing rubber for industrial hoses and whitewall tires for passenger cars.

Continental investing $9.3 million to expand rubber mixing operations in Norfolk, Nebraska

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“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 Northeast Nebraska plant, less than 40 years old, currently employs slightly more than 360 associates. Granatowicz said that construction work will begin immediately and be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2019. 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.


Mrs. Lisa Zangara

Communications & Marketing Manager
NAFTA Automotive

ContiTech in North America
1791 Harmon Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

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