JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies interested in working with Continental Tire during the construction of its new manufacturing facility in Hinds County are encouraged to register on the Mississippi Development Authority's website. Registrants must provide company information, category of service, a brief description of the service it can provide as well as highlight if the company is a minority, woman, veteran or disabled-owned business, a small business or a Mississippi Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. Continental will use the submitted information when considering vendors and contractors. Registration will also provide prospective vendors and contractors with notifications regarding Continental Request for Proposal opportunities, important updates, and timelines. During the course of the project, Continental plans to award contracts for the following:design/procurement construction management for the facility, design/build training facility, and the general contractor for the facility. Subcontracting opportunities will be available in the near future. Registering with the site is not a guarantee of work, and only Mississippi-based vendors and contractors may register. Out-of-state vendors and contractors may not register on this web site. Physical construction of the $1.4 billion facility is expected to begin in 2018 and the plant is expected be operational by late 2019. Visit https://www.mississippi.org/continental/ Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 218,000 people in 55 countries.