Moose Creek, Ontario may fly under the radar as a small town but a recent $18 million expansion project at Moose Creek Tire Recycling (MCTR) has made it home to a world-class production facility.
In Ontario, more than 12 million tires are sold each year, and each tire contains around 90 per cent recyclable materials. MCTR had been processing Ontario’s used tires since 2004, but upon the inception of Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) in 2009, the company recognized an opportunity to turn old tires into innovative and sustainable products. MCTR now works closely with Animat– a Sherbrooke, Quebec-based producer – to manufacture rubber mats made from recycled tires for use in the agriculture industry as anti-fatigue mats and floor protection for animals. With the rising demand for these products, the expanded facility featuring state of the art technology enables the company to produce more than 300,000 rubber mats per year.
On November 22nd, MCTR unveiled its new and improved facility to its partners, customers and other VIPs. The expansion not only boosts MCTR’s production of valuable recycled tire products; it has also added more than 45 local jobs and continues to create greener communities through its tire recycling efforts.
Announcement of the completed expansion was also celebrated by MCTR President André Laflèche, MP Guy Lauzon , Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Labour and MPP, Ottawa Centre, Moose Creek Mayor Dennis Fife, as well as other political officials from surrounding regions.
Congratulations to the team at MCTR and Animat for this exciting development!