- Category: Business
- Published on Thursday, 02 August 2012 12:11
Green Tire Reclamation plans to hire 30 employees over the next three years.
Dan and Diana McKenzie, owners of Broadway Used Tires, located at Broadway and Cross Street, will locate new company Green Tire Reclamation to 2506 Fairview; a property that has sat empty for 15 years. The new company, which will recycle tires for Tire – Derived Fuel (TDF), plans to hire 15-30 employees over the next three months. Mayor Kevin S. Smith, Chamber and Flagship representatives will gather to officially open the company Friday, August 3, at 11 a .m. in a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Green Tire Reclamation will begin production of TDF by the end of this month. TDF is an alternative fuel source for power plants to produce energy, an alternative to natural resources such as coal, and it consists of shredded waste tires. The Environmental Protection Agency and Indiana Department of Environmental Agency both endorse the use of TDF as an alternative to natural resources such as coal.
“We have owned Broadway Tire here in Anderson for ten years. We felt from Broadway’s beginning that the tires being sent to the landfills were unacceptable for the environment. Surely there was something that could be done with them,” says Dan and Diana McKenzie.
Green Tire Reclamation provides their recycling service for half the standard prices to Madison County residents when they dispose of passenger and light truck tires. Their goal is to send no tires to landfills. Green Tire Reclamation will service communities within a 100 mile radius.
Interim Economic Development Director Greg Winkler and staff, Karen Pettigrew, guided the project by providing resources and support to owners Dan and Diana McKenzie. A concrete sand pit was constructed by City workers at the site for fire code regulations.
The company would also like to thank Flagship and Chamber of Commerce staff for their support.