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Continental: A Best Place to Work in S.C.

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IL-based tire manufacturer honored for fourth time

from Continental Tire
Continental Tire the Americas was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.
The award, created by SC Biz News in partnership with the S.C. Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group, recognizes and honors the best employers in South Carolina, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.
Continental Tire, which employs more than 1,500 in South Carolina, was honored in the large business category.
“We are excited to be recognized for the fourth time as a Best Place to Work in South Carolina,” said Rick Ledsinger, vice president of human relations for Continental North America.
Continental Tire was also recognized with this award in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
“At Continental, we have a future work initiative, which focuses on the areas of diversity, leadership, learning and flexible work to enable transformation across our organization to prepare for the digitalization of our industry. I believe our commitment to being the most attractive and progressive employer, and our steady growth in South Carolina, is a reflection of this recognition.”
This year, Continental announced flexible working conditions for more than 18,000 employees in the United States, at all levels of the organization. The package includes offers for telecommuting, part-time work, paid parental leave and extended sabbaticals.
“I am very grateful to work for a company that values the work-life balance that is required to be a productive colleague in the office and a dedicated parent to my children at home,” said Tyler Nelson, tire development engineer, based in Indian Land. “The fact that Continental recognizes the importance of a balanced professional and personal lifestyle, and has put this belief into action, speaks to the company’s value of their employees and their investment in their employees’ well-being.”
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings.
The ranked companies weree recognized at a reception and dinner Aug. 3, and the rankings will be published in the August issue of SCBIZ magazine.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in South Carolina program, visit www.BestPlacesTo WorkSC.com.
Continental was also named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies and one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes.
About Continental Tire
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods.
Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport.
In 2016, Continental generated sales of $40.5 billion. It employs more than 227,000 people in 56 countries.
Headquartered in Indian Land, Continental Tire the Americas manufactures and distributes a complete premium line of passenger, light truck and commercial tires for original equipment and replacement markets.
Its ultra-high-performance tires include award-winning technologies that focus on safety, help save money and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Continental’s premium products are available at leading independent tire dealers, car dealers and mass retail companies across North America.
Continental Tire is a proud supporter of IMSA, Major League Soccer, college basketball, West Coast Customs, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Petty’s Garage.
For more information or job opportunities at Continental, visit www.continental-jobs.com.

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