JACKSON, Miss. (Oct. 7, 2016) — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. is partnering with a Mississippi nonprofit to ensure the conservation of roughly 1,000 acres of wetlands and streams not far from where it plans to build a $1 billion-plus truck tire plant.
Continental is committing $5 million to a partnership with Wildlife Mississippi to support the purchase, restoration, protection and long-term stewardship of the land along the Bayou Pierre River, which runs through southern Hinds County, where Conti plans to build its plant.
"The land we acquired with Continental will help ensure the future of this fish species and improve one of Mississippi's most unique rivers," said Wildlife Mississippi Executive Director James Cummins.