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Continental’s St. Mary’s, Ohio plant contributes $50,000 to local groups for a new high school athletic complex

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 07:00
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Continental’s industrial products plant has donated $50,000 over a five-year period to the St. Marys Community Foundation and the Rough Riders Philanthropic Organization to build a new athletic complex and stadium for St. Marys Memorial High School.

“We welcome the opportunity to contribute to a project we believe will provide the young student-athletes of our community a facility that will help them achieve their goals,” said Steven Zenar, plant manager at the St. Marys Continental plant. “We are pleased to make this donation as it is reflective of Continental’s commitment to the communities in which we operate.”

The funds will help the St. Marys Community Foundation and the Rough Riders Philanthropic Organization raise funds to support the building of a new stadium and athletic complex at the High School.

The RPA’s campaign has received over 150 gifts from $50 to $250,000.  “All gifts matter, what we are trying to do is give our kids, cheerleaders and band members a place they can all be proud of,” said Mike Makley, executive director of the St. Marys Community Foundation, who is receiving and managing all of the RPA’s pledges. “Everything we are doing for this project is to put our best foot forward with a competitive facility, for regular season games and for playoff games. This will be one of the nicest stadiums in our area and we are so grateful to Continental”, said Honorary Co-Chair, Galen Cisco. “Our kids deserve it and Continental realized that!”

Continental’s St. Marys plant has been in operation for almost 80 years, and since that time has been a valued contributor to the community.  The facility manufactures a variety of rubber products for automotive, agricultural and industrial applications.

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 transportation. In 2018, Continental generated preliminary sales of around €44.4 billion and currently employs around 244,000 people in 61 countries and markets.

ContiTech is one of the world’s leading industry specialists. The Continental division offers its customers connected, environment-friendly, safe and convenient industry and service solutions using a range of materials for off-highway applications, on rails and roads, in the air, under and above the ground, in industrial environments, for the food sector and the furniture industry. With around 47,000 employees in 42 countries and sales of some 6.3 billion euros (2018), the global industrial partner is active with core branches in Asia, Europe and North and South America.

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