The Greater Jackson Chamber is pleased to announce a partnership with Aventura World by Central Holidays West to provide a discounted trip to Austria & Switzerland, September 18-26, 2018. This journey will experience Munich during Oktoberfest, Innsbruck, the famous Neuschwanstein Castle (the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom), “The Sound of Music” countryside, Lucerne and much more. You will enjoy first class lodging, meals, and motor coach transportation with a local guide. The rate is $3,449 per person based on double occupancy. However, if you reserve by April 27th you will receive the Early Bird Special of $3,349.
For additional information, please view the brochure by clicking on the link or call the chamber office at 601.948.7575.
The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership launched its new Livability Magazine at its Annual Meeting. The annual magazine is used for assisting members and investors in their efforts to reach newcomers and talent, assisting new and expanding businesses, as well as existing businesses and residents.
Stop by the Partnership to pick up a copy or read online at https://livability.com/ms/
Continental will Begin Training Center Construction Early 2018
Clinton, Miss. January 3, 2018 – Continental, the technology company and premium tire manufacturer, is preparing to start construction on its Employee Training Center this month. The training center will be a very important piece in Continental’s plan to build a strong, successful workforce when hiring for its future commercial vehicle tire plant begins in October. "Tire business is people business,” said Michael Egner, Project Manager for Continental’s Greenfield Project in Clinton USA. “The training and qualifications of our workforce will have a significant impact on the success of the ramp up.”
When construction is complete in the fall of 2018, the facility will be used for job interviews, employee on-boarding and training new employees. It will be equipped with classrooms, computer labs and hands-on technical training areas. The training center will be built to LEED Silver standards and include features that promote energy efficiency and sustainability, such as solar panels and advanced utility metering.
The development contractor for the Continental Tire Training Center is Copeland and Johns, Inc., of Pearl, MS. Currently, the design for the training center is being completed by Dean and Dean Architect (Jackson, MS), Edmonds Engineering (Jackson, MS), Laird and Smithers, Inc., (Jackson, MS) and Benchmark Engineering & Surveying, LLC (Brandon, MS).The training center will be Continental’s first completed structure. Construction on the commercial vehicle tire plant will begin in early 2018. The production of commercial vehicle tires is scheduled to start by the end of 2019.
Continental has committed for a long term investment totaling approximately $1.4 billion and employing 2,500 people when the plant reaches full capacity in the next decade. This will be Continental’s third tire plant in the United States. For updates and timelines on Continental’s Greenfield Project, visit www.mississippi.org/continental.