CRM to Expand in Stockton

Newport Beach based CRM Rubber is to expand its operations at its Stockton, California warehouse by developing a full tyre recycling operation at the facility. The plant may eventually employ around 20 staff.

CRM Rubber claim that a $286,000 sales tax exemption encouraged them to develop the plant.

“We had been considering an additional tyre recycling plant in Northern California for some time and the promise of a sales tax exemption was important in that decision,” said Brian Wong, CRM Rubber’s chief financial officer.

“We are hoping to acquire some equipment and turn it into a fully-functioning crumb rubber manufacturing facility. It’s a lengthy process. It’s not just about buying custom-made granulators from Denmark, but we have to upgrade the electricity, do some foundation work and there is a lot of technical work that has to be done,” Wong said.

“We are investing in the future. We believe California is going to be a major recycling capital,” Wong said.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Tyre & Rubber Recycling. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: david.wilson@tyreandrubberrecycling.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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