MORELIA, Mexico — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. is expanding tread rubber capacity at its plant in Morelia by 17 percent to 9,500 metric tons annually, the company disclosed recently.
Conti did not say what it's investing to support the expansion or what effect the expansion might have on the plant's employment, which stands at 70.
At the same time, Conti reported that the Morelia factory produced its 1 millionth tread on Oct. 29.
The plant, which began operations in December 2010, ships treads to customers in Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, Peru and the U.S.