NORFOLK, Neb.—Continental A.G.'s Norfolk hose plant, which makes hydraulic and industrial hose for various applications, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
The 282,000-sq.-ft. facility was built and opened in 1979 and has produced more than 2.5 billion feet of hose, Continental said in a news release. It makes more than 70 million feet of hose every year.
On a 100-acre site about 115 miles northwest of Omaha, it manufactures hydraulic and industrial hose for industrial applications such as fuel dispensing, freon charging, mine spray and general purpose, Continental said.
Its first plant manager Stan Patzel is retired and living in the Lincoln, Neb., area, but remains in touch with the facility, according to Dan Granatowicz, current plant manager.
"We are proud to share in this 40th anniversary celebration of a very valuable and productive facility," said Jim Hill, ContiTech CEO for the North America region. "This plant has made hydraulic and industrial hose for applications all over the world, and we are confident that it will continue that process into the future."
Continental employs about 244,000 people in 61 countries worldwide, while ContiTech has about 47,000 in 42 countries.