Posted August 28, 2017

Continental conveyor plant celebrates 50th anniversary

Continental ContiTech announced that its Marysville, Ohio, manufacturing facility for conveyor belting products celebrated its 50th anniversary recently.

“We are proud to share in this golden jubilee celebration of a highly versatile and productive facility,” said Jim Hill, ContiTech CEO for the North America Region. “This plant has made belting for facilities all over the world, and we are confident that it will continue that process into the future.”

The 375,000-sq.-ft. facility, which employs 292 people, is located about 30 miles northwest of Columbus, Ohio. The plant shipped its first conveyor belt on Aug. 31, 1967. Marysville primarily produces fabric and steel conveyor belting for industries from mining to power generation to construction and wood products. It has the capability to produce the world’s strongest conveyor belt, ST10000, which is a steel cord construction, the company said.

Continental ContiTech acquired the plant in January 2015.

“We are all now part of an organization that will enable us to strategically position ourselves to provide dynamic growth for all of the markets in which we compete in the North America region,” said Hill. “We continue to grow our customer network and provide the seamless distribution of our products with our focus on North America.”