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North America’s largest tire recycler expands its hauling operations in Ontario

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania–June 16 2010–The landscape in the collection and processing of scrap tires in Ontario has seen some big changes recently as a result of Liberty Tire Recycling Canada Ltd’s acquisition of three Ontario-based firms.

Liberty Tire Recycling is one of the leading tire recycling company in North America and their investment in the province will bring new capacity and a track record for innovation to the Ontario market.

Liberty is also stepping up and offering an extra 25¢ per tire collected during the OARA Tire Amnesty Days (June 25-26) in addition to supplying equipment and signage for those wanting make a bigger bang.

Liberty’s newly-acquired firms include Ontario Tire Recovery Inc located in Hagersville Toronto and Ottawa and Tri City Services Ltd of Guelph. For over three decades these companies were involved in collecting and hauling scrap tires throughout the majority of the province. The third firm Perth Recycling located in Brunner is a tire processing plant that handles passenger and light truck tires.

Now part of the Liberty Tire Recycling network of facilities these companies will be involved in recycling all types of scrap tires for use in innovative eco-friendly products.

“This is a great example of hard-working people working together without borders to find new and better ways to reclaim recycle and re-use scrap tires to achieve the goals of the new Ontario Tire Stewardship program” said Liberty Tire Recycling Canada vice-President Ron Carlson.

The result will be an enhanced ability to shred and grind scrap tires into recycled rubber in various sizes for advanced rubber-based products such as artificial sports fields and tracks rubber mulch road asphalt and moulded goods. Additionally new jobs will be created as more Ontario scrap tires are recycled locally and converted into products that are used by Ontario manufacturers.

Mike Moffatt former President of Ontario Tire Recovery Inc embraces the acquisition. “Liberty will help elevate the Ontario market place to the next level in scrap tire collection and processing fulfilling goals that I started working on many many years ago. It is a privilege to be working with the Liberty team.”

Mike Foley former President of Tri-City Services is also delighted to be part of Liberty. “This is an exciting time for the scrap tire industry. Liberty has insight and experience and is committed to quality service safety and its employees.”

Further expansion is on the horizon and all employees and management of these three companies will be working together to make Liberty’s transition into Ontario a successful one. For more info visit: libertytire.com.

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