The Leading Journal for the Tyre Recycling Sector

The Leading Journal for the Tyre Recycling Sector

Liberty Tire Expands in Florida

Liberty Tire Recycling, has acquired Empire Tire of Edgewater LLC in Orlando, and McGee Tire, based in Apopka, Florida

The acquisition of the two companies, which collect, grade and haul scrap tyres, will expand Liberty’s footprint in the state into the growing central Florida market. Liberty adds it will build on the two companies’ success by bringing its “industry-leading approach to collections, processing and recycling of end-of-life tyres.”

Liberty CEO Thomas Womble says both acquisitions are great companies that have served their clients and employees well. “This is a real opportunity for Liberty and central Florida to leverage our scale and financial position to expand operations, create new jobs, improve collections and recycling efforts and provide sustainable solutions for end-of-life tyres,” he says.

Orlando-based Empire Tire is claimed to be the largest in the area, whilst McGee Tire is a collection business in the Orlando area.

Liberty believes that the acquisition will improve tyre recycling in the area and see more material go to higher value end uses.

“Adding Empire and McGee to the team has created a truly world-class operation here in Florida,” Liberty Regional Vice President David Cannon says. “We are going to be able to keep hundreds of thousands of tyres out of Florida landfills each year by finding more opportunities for reuse and recycling, all while optimizing our route collections and customer service.”