Ontario Safety League Teams Up with Green Arc Tire to Help Reduce
Collisions This Winter
TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - With the support of Ontario's Environment
Minister, the Mayor of St. Marys, and the Ontario Safety League, Green
Arc Tire Manufacturing Inc., today announced that it is opening North
America's largest tire remanufacturing plant in St. Mary's, Ontario,
creating 340 new jobs, and making tires that are greener, more
affordable and safer for winter driving conditions than regular tires.
"We're proud to be offering Canadians winter tires, that are not only
green, but have better traction, and improve fuel efficiency, at 30 to
50 percent less cost than regular tires," said Mike DiCenzo, COO of
Green Arc Tire Manufacturing Inc. "Our goal is to help make the winter
driving season safer, by making winter tires that are affordable for
Green Arc Tire Manufacturing is remoulding radial tires, and plans to
produce as many as 3 million "green" passenger, SUV and light truck
tires a year, at its new, modern $37 million facility.
"We couldn't be more pleased to support Green Arc Tire Manufacturing in
this important safety initiative, said Brian Patterson, President of
the Ontario Safety League. "Drivers now have every reason to equip
their vehicles with winter tires. It's the single most important step
they can take in improving safety on our roads this winter."
Green Arc Tire Manufacturing is taking used tires and remoulding them,
in a process that reuses almost all of the original components. Its
remoulded tires will have one of the highest post consumer contents of
any recycled product, reducing old tire stockpiles.
"Congratulations to Green Arc for investing in Ontario's growing
recycling industry, putting hundreds of people to work, and producing
hundreds of thousands of remoulded tires a year," said Ontario
Environment Minister Jim Bradley.
Of the 340 jobs created at Green Arc Tire Manufacturing, 40 positions
will be reserved for veterans and former members of the Canadian Armed
"On behalf of Council, I couldn't be more pleased to be welcoming Green
Arc Tire Manufacturing to our town," said Steve Grose, Mayor of St.
Marys. "We're excited to be supporting a company that's creating new
jobs and contributing in such a major way to our community."
Green Arc Tire Manufacturing is set to open its St. Mary's facility in
About Green Arc Tire Manufacturing
The remoulding process uses significantly less energy, and less oil than
regular tires, to produce a tire with equal performance and life of
regular tires, at 30 to 50 percent less cost;
Remoulded tires are used by consumers, airlines, school buses, military
vehicles, and trucking companies.
Winter Driving Facts
Each year, thousands of Ontarians are involved in preventable winter
weather related crashes;
According to the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, winter tires reduce the likelihood of a costly collision;
TIRF estimates that weather related collisions in Canada cost over $1
billion a year;
Studies show approximately 39 percent of Ontarians use winter tires.
SOURCE: Green Arc Tire Manufacturing
For further information:
Danna O'Brien, firstname.lastname@example.org 416-500-0699
Mike DiCenzo, COO Green Arc Tire Manufacturing Inc. 289-239-8372