Ecore invests in tire recycling facility
Lancaster, Pa.-Ecore plans to invest $25.5 million to open a regional manufacturing and tire recycling facility in Ozark, Ala., where it will create 84 jobs. The privately-owned company based here is the largest processor of reclaimed rubber in North America and its largest raw material is scrap truck tires.
“Ecore is a great asset to business in Alabama, and the decision to establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing and recycling facility in Dale County will have a major economic impact on the rural areas,” said Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. “This project in Ozark will bring good manufacturing jobs to the citizens there and create new opportunities across the region.”
As part of the project, Ecore will purchase an existing building in Ozark, which it will equip to recover the rubber from used truck tires and use the rubber to manufacture flooring and surface products.
According to Ecore CEO Art Dodge, the company is pleased to partner with the City of Ozark, Dale County and the State of Alabama to establish the world-class manufacturing and tire recycling facility. “Since its inception, Ecore has turned more than 2 billion pounds of rubber waste into surfaces that make people’s lives better,” Dodge said. “All Ecore production facilities are certified ‘Zero Waste’, reinforcing the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship.”
In 2021, the company said it was up-cycling more than 100 million pounds of truck tires, equivalent to about 1 million truck tires destined for landfills or illegal landfills, into high-quality manufactured products shipped nationally and internationally.