Continental hires Miss. companies for 30 percent of work

A Jackson engineering firm will receive a portion of the engineering design and program management contract for the new Continental Tire plant in Hinds County.

SOL Engineering Services, LLC, owned by principals Willie O’Neal Jr. and Derek Starling Sr., is certified with the city of Jackson as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

Construction on the 900-acre site west of Clinton is expected to begin in 2018.

Thirty percent of a design contract to build the training center will also go to companies from Jackson, Clinton and Tupelo.

Clarion Ledger