VANCOUVER, British Columbia – North West Rubber Ltd, a manufacturer and distributor of recycled rubber solutions in North America, will be opening a recycled rubber mat manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas in 2019.
“There are several factors which drew us to the south-central U.S.: it gives us the ability to better serve our customers in geographic proximity to this location, it allows us to develop new markets that we have not serviced in the past, and it mitigates some of the risks associated with changing regulations in the Ontario market where we operate another one of our facilities,” said president and CEO, Leighton Friesen.
“This is an exciting new chapter in our company’s 50 year story!”
The company will not announce the level of output or number of jobs which will be created until it has fully assessed the changing dynamics in the other markets in which it operates.
For over 50 years, North West Rubber has been providing specialty rubber flooring products to retail, commercial, and industrial customers around the world for a variety of applications, including agricultural, recreational, playground, traffic safety, trailer, truck bed mats and many others. North West Rubber is headquartered in Abbotsford, British Columbia and has manufacturing locations in Abbotsford B.C., Brantford, Ontario, and Beijing China.