PORTLAND, Ore. (March 28) — Granutech-Saturn Systems Corp. said will install equipment at DASH Multi-Corp's planned crumb rubber facility in Portland.
Granutech-Saturn, which makes size reduction and processing equipment for the rubber and other industries, will install crumb rubber lines in the 72,000-sq.-ft. facility. The operation is scheduled to go online in the first quarter of 2008.
The plant will produce 3.5 million pounds of crumb rubber per month to start and ultimately will increase production to more than 5 million pounds, the two companies said.
DASH Multi-Corp plans to close its whole tire processing facility in Portland and the fine-mesh grinding operations at subsidiary RB Rubber Products Inc. in McMinnville, Ore. The RB plant will change over entirely to rolled rubber products, flooring, playground tiles and other products, and also will add a $3 million mat manufacturing line to increase production capacity for equestrian and pet matting, DASH Multi-Corp said.