QUEENS, N.Y. (Nov. 13)—Ford Motor Co. and Recovery Technologies Inc. contributed the crumb rubber for two athletic fields at a new, $2.5 million sports complex at Flushing Memorial Park in Queens. Each field—a football-soccer field and a softball field—was made with 300,000 pounds of crumb from 25,000 scrap tires, and represents state-of-the-art technology for artificial turf, according to Ford and RTG. Take the Field, a charitable organization devoted to renovating outdoor athletic facilities in New York City's five boroughs, was in charge of creating the new sports complex, and Queens Borough President Helen Mitchell contributed $500,000 to the project. RTG has ongoing contracts with Ford and with a number of individual Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealers to recycle their scrap tires. To date the Guttenberg, N.J, recycling firm has crumbed more than 8 million tires from the auto maker and its dealers.
RTG, Ford contribute to new athletic fields
Rubber News wants to hear from its readers. If you want to express your opinion on a story or issue, email your letter to Editor Bruce Meyer at [email protected].