Nestled in the heart of Southern Illinois, Mt. Vernon is home to one of Continental’s largest tire plants. Built as General Tire in 1973 then acquired by Continental in 1987, the plant manufactured its first tire on February 20th, 1974. What once started out as a 32 acre under roof facility with 47 employees has now grown into more than 100 acres with 3,500 employees. Attracting employees from a 65-mile radius, Continental Tire Mt. Vernon is the largest employee south of Peoria, IL. The plant produces passenger and light truck tires, truck tires and pre-cure tread. With many job opportunities in production, supervision, engineering, maintenance and so much more, Continental Tire Mt. Vernon strives to be the employer of choice in our area.