New Liberty Tire rubber mulch facility in Sanford brings new jobs to North Carolina
Liberty Tire for North Carolina
Liberty Tire Recycling is to open a new manufacturing facility in Sanford in February 2022, creating 30 new jobs in the area.
The new facility will produce rubber mulch, a resilient and sustainable alternative to traditional mulch, made from recycled scrap tyres.
“Liberty is excited to make positive economic and environmental impacts in the region,” said Liberty CEO Thomas Womble. “A new Liberty facility means fewer scrap tyres in the waste stream and more jobs for hardworking North Carolinians.”
By recycling more than 190 million tyres annually, Liberty Tire reclaims approximately 3 billion pounds of rubber each year.
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Liberty recently appointed Amy Brackin to serve as Vice President of Sustainability to develop and execute a comprehensive environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy.
“Our new rubber mulch facility in Sanford is in direct response to consumer acceptance of rubber mulch as a sustainable alternative to wood mulch,” Brackin said. “Our North American retail partners recognise and appreciate our sustainability story and how it positively impacts their value chain.”
Thirty new employment opportunities are anticipated at the facility.