Moose Creek Tire Recycling completes facility expansion for production
of eco-friendly recycled tire products
MOOSE CREEK, ON, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - A newly expanded production
facility in Moose Creek, Ontario is boosting the local job market and
advancing efforts to eliminate tire waste in the province. Today, Moose
Creek Tire Recycling (MCTR) announced the completion of its $18 million
facility expansion project, resulting in the creation of more than 45
jobs within the local region.
MCTR began processing Ontario's used tires in 2004 and partnered with Animat- a Sherbrooke, Quebec-based producer - to manufacture innovative rubber
mats made from recycled tires for agricultural and commercial use.
MCTR's new facility features state-of-the-art technology, which enables
the company to produce more than 300,000 rubber mats each year to
satisfy rising demand for the recycled tire products it offers.
"This expansion is as significant to Ontarians as it is to MCTR because
it allows us to manage waste responsibility within the province and
boost local job growth, all while fulfilling the growing demand for
innovative recycled tire products," said Andre Lafleche, President,
Moose Creek Tire Recycling.
In Ontario, more than 12 million tires are sold each year, and every
tire contains more than 90 per cent recyclable materials such as
synthetic and natural rubber, oil, polyester and steel. Under
Ontario's Used Tires Program operated by Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), MCTR works with collectors, haulers, processors and product
manufacturers like Animat to sustainably recycle these used tires into
fine crumb rubber. Crumb rubber becomes a key ingredient when creating
new recycled tire products, such as MCTR's Animat rubber mats.
"Ontario's agricultural community is increasingly realizing the
livestock, environmental and long-term cost benefits of using
eco-friendly recycled tire products for its operations, such as those
offered by Animat. This demand has had a significant impact on our
decision to expand our production capabilities to better serve
Ontarians," said Lafleche.
Environmentally safe recycled tire products - such as MCTR's Animat line
of rubber flooring solutions for agricultural, industrial and
commercial use - offer the benefits of long-term durability, weather
and slip resistance, easy installation and minimal maintenance. Animat
products are most commonly used in agricultural industries where its
livestock mattress systems, rubber mats for stalls and interlock
flooring for barns and milking stations prove to be safer, more durable
solutions for animals.
Since 2009, Ontario's tire recycling community has worked with OTS to
successfully divert more than 50 million tires from Ontario
communities, landfills and hazardous burning facilities, and continues
to transform tire waste into innovative, eco-friendly products for a
variety of residential, commercial and industrial use.
Today, MCTR will officially unveil its newly expanded production
facility at its open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. ET.
Photos from the event are available upon request.
About Moose Creek Tire Recycling (MCTR)
Moose Creek Tire Recycling (MCTR) was founded in 2004 to produce
aggregates used in the leachate collection system of Lafleche
Environmental Landfill. Following the creation of Ontario Tire
Stewardship (OTS), MCTR recognized the opportunity to convert old tires
into innovative and environmentally sustainable mat products for
commercial and agricultural use, and partnered with Animat, a product
manufacturer based in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Animat is a reputable Canadian company based in Sherbrooke, Quebec,
specializing in the design and manufacture of recycled rubber flooring
for the last 30 years. Animat's rubber flooring solutions made from
recycled tires are highly durable, environmentally safe and easy to
maintain, making the products ideal for use in commercial and
agricultural settings. Animat's solutions are most commonly used in
dairy and equine industries as anti-fatigue livestock mats and
slip-resistant floor protection in commercial and industrial settings.
For more information, visit www.animat.ca or follow the latest Animat news on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Animat.inc.
SOURCE: Moose Creek Tire Recycling
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