LEBANON, Pa.—Regupol America L.L.C., manufacturer of recycled rubber flooring and athletic surfacing products, is on track to expand its sales by 30 percent this year, according to Regupol President George Soukas.
Some 42,000 square feet of warehouse space freed up recently at Regupol's warehouse in Lebanon when a tenant left, and the company is moving equipment into that space, Soukas said.
“We hope to continue to grow the way we're growing now,” the executive said. “Things are going well for us.”
Regupol, a subsidiary of the German rubber recycling firm BSW, be- gan manufacturing in Lebanon in December 2008 in a 160,000-sq.-ft. facility. From 1989 until 2009, it was a partner in the recycled rubber flooring firm Dodge-Regupol Inc., until the partner split off to form a new company, Ecore International.
The newest product at Regupol is AktivPro, a patent-pending modular tile with backing of 100-percent recycled SBR and a wear layer of either SBR or EPDM.
Weighing 18 pounds per tile, Aktiv-Pro touts durability and wear resistance for sports and fitness surfaces, according to Regupol. The product's waf- fle-bottom design offers a high level of shock and impact absorption, the company said.
Regupol offers a range of custom colors in AktivPro tiles as well as cushioned comfort for high-impact workouts, the firm said.
Regupol has also undertaken a number of recent projects and received high-profile endorsements involving its products, including:
— A charitable gift of 700 square feet of its Gray Hound AktivLok flooring for Engine 53 and Ladder 43 of the New York Fire Department in Spanish Harlem.
— Installation of Regupol Aktiv flooring, made from 35-percent recycled tire rubber and 65-percent post-industrial EPDM, in the 1,400-sq.-ft. locker room of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.
— The endorsement of three-time Olympic running champion Usain Bolt, who broke world records for the 100- and 200-meter sprints on a Regupol track in the Berlin Olympic Stadium in August 2009.