Eco-Flex (Sturgeon County, Alberta) plans to soon break ground on a 25,000-square-foot manufacturing plant near Lampasas, Texas, to produce 100%-recycled rubber products that include sound barrier walls, sidewalk blocks, and patio blocks as well as products used in the construction, oil and gas, mining, and power generation industries.
The facility will bring up to 200 jobs to the area, it says. The Canadian company chose Texas because of its transportation system plans, existing tire recycling facilities, and large supply of automobiles, it says. Its president of U.S. operations, Mike Cour, is also a lifelong Texas resident, it adds. Eco-Flex says it expects to begin production at the new facility in August. It also has manufacturing facilities outside of Edmonton, Alberta, and in Ballico, Calif. Visit www.eco-flex.com