MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Ecore International, known for manufacturing performance vinyl flooring from recycled truck tires, will invest $25 million to renovate an existing facility in Ozark, Ala., for manufacturing.
The project is set to create 84 jobs, which will pay an average annual salary of nearly $42,500, according to the Alabama Department of Commerce.
Ecore CEO Art Dodge said the company has cooperated with the city of Ozark, Dale County and the state of Alabama to establish the recycling facility.
"Since its inception, Ecore has transformed over 2 billion pounds of rubber waste into surfaces that make people's lives better," Dodge said. "All Ecore manufacturing facilities are certified 'Zero Waste,' amplifying the company's commitment to environmental stewardship."
Gov. Kay Ivey welcomed the Lancaster, Pa.-based Ecore to Dale County, saying the largest converter of reclaimed rubber in North America "is a great addition to the business community."
"Its decision to locate an advanced manufacturing and recycling facility in Dale County will have a major economic impact on the rural area," she said. "This project in Ozark will bring good manufacturing jobs to the citizens there and spark new opportunities throughout the region."