Continental Motors starts Mobile, Alabama factory construction

Continental Motors starts Mobile, Alabama factory construction

Greenfield facility will include area for evaluating new manufacturing techniques.

August 6, 2018
Edited by Eric Brothers

Continental Motors Group Ltd. (CMG), an AVIC International Holding (HK) Ltd. company, has started foundation work for its new manufacturing facility. The facility will be nearly 275,000ft2 (25,000m2) with the majority being dedicated to advanced engine and parts manufacturing for all Continental Motors Group product lines. It will be populated with brand new manufacturing equipment and include a special area designated for evaluating new manufacturing techniques and processes, including additive manufacturing and automation.

Building a new factory is only one part of the $75 million plan to transform Continental Motors and the way the company designs, manufactures, certifies, and support products. CMG is also building a new customer and technology development infrastructure that will allow its team members to better focus on building customer satisfaction and develop innovative new products.

"Continental Motors has been a big part of the local Mobile community for over 50 years and is pleased with the community support that allows us to renew our commitment to the region and our great team members for many years to come. The greenfield facility will modernize our manufacturing processes into a world class, high productivity, vertically integrated center of manufacturing excellence among the aviation cluster in Mobile, Alabama, USA," said Michael Skolnik, executive vice president of global operations.

Continental will hold a job fair on Aug. 4, 2018, to meet its immediate recruitment needs and to better inform the public of the career opportunities the aerospace industry offers.