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Continental works always to contribute to our clients' success and strives to build successful partnerships based on consistent and clear communication. This open dialog enables us to develop innovative technical staffing and engineering solutions that meet — and exceed — our clients' exact needs.

We are proud to have the following companies among our many successful clients. Brief highlights of the services are provided to, perhaps, spark some ideas of how Continental can assist your company to expand your technical resources.


Allison Transmission

Contract CAD Designers were recruited for the creation of special fixture drawings for machining operations required in the tooling shop. Off-site CAD design resources were provided from the Continental Design Center in Anderson, Indiana in support of this same tooling shop.


DECOMA, Division of Magna
(formerly Autosystems)

Continental has provided technical personnel and engineering resources for DECOMA's design and engineering requirements for their automotive exterior lighting product line.


Borg Warner

Continental recruiting specialists have provided key manufacturing personnel for the Borg Warner manufacturing plant in Muncie, Indiana, for over fifteen years. Contract employees for this facility have included Production Supervisors, Quality Control Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers--all of which complement or enhance the core group of internal technical resources dedicated to the creation of world-class products for Borg Warner's customers


Cadillac Luxury Car Division (CLCD),
a division of General Motors

Provision of contract design and engineering staff for a core group of Exterior Lighting Specialists including Product Development Engineers and CAD Designers (Unigraphics) for the Cadillac Luxury Car Division (CLCD) of General Motors. These technical staff at both the Great Lakes Technology Center in Flint, Michigan and at the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan, helped create many of the lighting components seen on the strikingly new vehicle designs seen at Cadillac showrooms today.


Delco Electronics

Continental has provided technical staff for Delco as a key participant in the Delphi TechCentral system, and recent contract placements have included Electronics technicians involved in the prototyping, build and test set-ups associated with electromechanical system integration and product validation of the Delco product line. Administrative contract staff from Continental are also working in Production Control & Logistics assisting in the migration to the SAP software system.


Delco Remy International/Delco Remy America (DRI/DRA)

Continental has been a supplier for Delco-Remy International since 1991, assisting with the successful spin-off from Delphi to an independent automotive supplier in 1994. Continental's services to DRI include Globalization Services (Mexico & China), Lean Manufacturing (Workshops, Plant Layouts, Design & Build of Assembly Lines), Contract Technical Staffing (Alternators, Generators, Starter Motors), CAD Services (Product Design & Engineering), Manufacturing Plant Management, Outsourced Depts./Bundled Services (Purchasing Services, Mail delivery, etc.).


Delphi Engine & Energy Management

For the past 11 years, Continental has provided extensive design & build services for tool design, special machines and assembly lines. Technical contract personnel were provided for Supply Chain Management [non-product purchasing] services, and both Product Engineering and Lean Manufacturing services (plant layout, plant relocations) for Delphi business units that produce batteries, ignitions, generators, alternators and starter motors. Contract staffing ranged from Product Development through all phases of Manufacturing Engineering.


Delphi Automotive Component Group (ACG)

Continental is an active participant in the Tech Central Internet-based contract staffing system that provides contract technical personnel to all Divisions of the Delphi Automotive Component Group (ACG). Now one of the top ten suppliers of contract employees for Delphi ACG, Continental's recruiting specialties span the full spectrum of Product Development and Manufacturing staff for all automotive components required for vehicles in the North American marketplace.


Federal Mogul

Continental provided off-site (at Continental's Design Center) automotive lighting product design (CAD) & engineering support for Federal Mogul product lines.


Guide Corporation

In 1985, Continental started recruiting contract CAD (CGS, ProEngineer, Unigraphics) designers and project engineers for Guide for the design of aerodynamic (replaceable bulb) composite headlamps for General Motors' vehicles. Design and engineering support grew to include the R&D group, Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE/FEA) resources and the creation of significant proprietary Intellectual Property (Patents, Trade Secrets, Intellectual Property Disclosures, Trade Marks).

The initial technical staffing that started over 19 years ago expanded to include the creation of a fully bundled service that supported an Advanced Packaging & Product Feasibility Group in Troy, Michigan, dedicated to the GM Design Studios at the GM Tech Center. Continental provides both contract employees and Executive Search Services (Contingency Recruiting/Executive Placements) for Program Managers, Quality, Optical Designers & software and Manufacturing Engineers.



Continental helped provide technical personnel for the demanding product feasibility and early design and engineering of exterior automotive components. Highly specialized personnel were recruited with a unique combinations of program management capabilities, optical design experience and CAD design backgrounds.


International Truck & Engine (Navistar)

Continental successfully provides both contract and permanent (fee-for-hire) Production Supervisors for this International facility, supporting all manufacturing departments in the intense just-in-time world associated with the rapidly expanding market for OEM truck diesel engines for "F" Series of Ford pickup trucks.



iPower is a spin off of Delco Remy America (DRA) that incorporates their electrical technology in a new product line: Distributed Power Generators. Continental has created a Product Development & Engineering Group for iPower that includes a fully "bundled service: CAD equipment & software, CAD Designers and Product Development Program Managers.


Muncie Manual Transmissions
(New Venture Gear)

Manual transmission manufacturing requires a combination of unique technical specialists, familiar with the proprietary technology of gear design and machining operations. Continental has been able to meet the challenges of this industry successfully, providing contract staff in a timely fashion for short or long-term assignments, and has expanded its internal database of technical professionals to insure the future needs of this facility are addressed.


North American Lighting (NAL)

Recruitment of contract CAD designers and project engineers for NAL in support of their North American OEM product line of exterior automotive lighting components. Services include CAD designers, Product Development engineers, and Lighting Consultants for participation in the semi-annual GTB Lighting Regulatory Meetings.

Northstar Aerospace  

Northstar Aerospace

Continental has partnered with Northstar Aerospace in the start up of a Precision Machining Center in Anderson, Indiana. Continental provides facilities, program management and staffing, assisting Northstar in this new venture. This facility is ISO 9001:2000 Aerospace Certified.


Thompson Consumer Electronics (RCA)

Continental's Executive Staffing (CES) Group and Lean Manufacturing Group worked closely with the manufacturing plants for Thompson Consumer Electronics (RCA) to provide executives on a contingency fee basis and support the range of technical personnel needs associated with the electronics industry. Thompson recognized the value of Continental's Lean Manufacturing booklets, authored by Tom Epply (President of Continental, and retired GM plant manager), and ordered thousands of them, one for each employee in the Thompson manufacturing facilities.


Unit Parts

Lean Manufacturing monthly workshops provided by Continental over a one year period combined to result in an internal cost savings of several millions of dollars. Lean services included groups that involved input from both Continental Lean consultants and Unit Parts' Production Supervisors, Line Operators and Management in focused 2 day workshops.



Support of Valeo-Sylvania Sales Engineers through the creation of Alias/Maya photo-realistic CAD renderings used in the Ford Mustang headlamp and signal lighting presentation to Ford. Other contract design, product development and engineering personnel have been recruited to support a range of technical needs in exterior automotive lighting components.


Wellman Products Group

Continental is providing globalized CAD design services (India) for Wellman Products that has created nearly a 60% cost savings over similar services in North America.

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