NEW YORK—A recycled rubber products company is seeing its products being used in a high-profile project that ultimately will help millions of people travel around the world.
Lockport, N.Y.-based RubberForm Recycled Products L.L.C. said its Trackout Control Mats are being used as part of an $8 billion project to rebuild a portion of LaGuardia Airport in New York.
These mats are used to help keep construction vehicles—in classes one through nine—from tracking construction site debris including dirt and stone onto roadways as they exit.
The mats gently rock vehicles as they travel over them, knocking off the loose debris before they drive away, the company explained.
"Carryout from construction vehicles can quickly get out of control if not regulated. Significant track out on roadways can create hazardous driving conditions for drivers and contribute toward airborne and waterborne pollution," the company said in a statement.
RubberForm mats use 100-percent recycled composite material and are designed to compete against other control methods including gravel, metal plates, plastic mats and wash pits, the company said.
The project at LaGuardia, in Queens, includes a new Delta Airlines terminal with 37 gates and four concourses as well new lobby, security, baggage claim and concession areas.