Environmental Protection

California Hires Manex for Tire Recycling Program

The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence (Manex) has been awarded a three-year, $5.1-million contract from the California Integrated Waste Management Board to implement the next phase of the Tire-Derived Product Business Assistance Program.

The program is widely regarded as the most innovative initiative for developing the recycled tire marketplace by employing a hybrid demand-and-supply approach, designed to simultaneously increase demand for tire-derived products while building capacity and improving cost efficiencies of tire-derived product businesses. Since the program's inception, Manex has been part of the core team that has worked with the board to create a cutting-edge scrap tire recycling market development and business assistance program.

Manex and its core team of subcontractors, including RW Beck (which led the efforts under the original TBAP) and DK Enterprises, were selected for their in-depth knowledge of the tire recycling industry and ability to deliver practical and rapid solutions.

"Recycling waste tires is critically important for California communities. The success of the Tire Business Assistance Program is conserving resources, creating jobs, and expanding green business opportunities in our state," said Board Chair Margo Reid Brown. "We look forward to working with Manex and their incredible team to increase the use of discarded tires to build quieter roads, softer play surfaces, and many other innovative applications. This is another example of how recycling and reuse can help us create a safer and more sustainable California."

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