Ecore to open $25.5 million tire recycling facility in Ozark, Alabama
Ecore International plans to invest $25.5 million to open a regional manufacturing and tire recycling facility in Ozark, Alabama. Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into flooring and surface products.
"Ecore is a great addition for Alabama's business community, and its decision to locate an advanced manufacturing and recycling facility in Dale County will have a major economic impact on the rural area," says Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. "This project in Ozark will bring good manufacturing jobs to the citizens there and spark new opportunities throughout the region."
As part of the project, Ecore is purchasing an existing building in Ozark, which the company will equip to reclaim the rubber from used truck tires and use the rubber to manufacture flooring and surfacing products.
Ecore CEO Art Dodge says that the company is pleased to be partnering with the city of Ozark, Dale County, and the State of Alabama to establish the manufacturing and recycling facility.
"Since its inception, Ecore has transformed over 2 billion pounds of rubber waste into surfaces that make people's lives better. All Ecore manufacturing facilities are certified ‘Zero Waste,' amplifying the company's commitment to environmental stewardship," says Dodge.
In 2021, the company upcycled over 100 million pounds of truck tires – the equivalent of approximately one million truck tires destined for landfills or illegal dumps – into products shipped nationally and internationally.