$18 Million Production Facility Expansion Boosts Ontario's Green Economy, Local Jobs

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.

About Animat:
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

For further information:

To arrange an interview with an MCTR representative please contact:

Yuri Park
Environics Communications
416-969-3311
ypark@environicspr.com

or

Pira Pathmanathan
Environics Communications
416-969-2765
ppathmanathan@environicspr.com

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