It's said that everything is bigger in Texas. Well, the biggest tire recycling company in the world, Denmark-based Genan, has expanded to the great state of Texas, where Genan has spent the last two years building a massive $140-million tire recycling facility.
The Houston-based operation will employ some 60 workers who will aim to recycle about 10 million passenger car tires each year, approximately one-third of all the used tires in Texas.
The new plant has the capacity to recycle approximately 10 million passenger car tire equivalents a year, about a third of all the used tires in Texas.
“We are currently performing due diligence on a number of states across the country,” said Lars Raahauge, Genan's Director of Business Development. “Exact locations will depend on the long-term reliability of available tire supplies as well as a business setting, community support, and a legislative & regulatory approach that is compatible with Genan's environmentally and climate friendly tire recycling concept,” he added.
The company's strategic expansion plans include a network of four new plants across the US in the coming years.
Currently, Genan focuses on the extraction and production of rubber granulate, rubber powder and steel from scrap tires, operating the world's four largest tire-processing plants in Germany and Denmark.
Genan's products are used for synthetic turf installations, playgrounds and recreational facilities, sports tracks and grounds, asphalt roads, building products, flooring, injection molded products, industrial applications, noise insulation and many other purposes and applications.