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In the road again
While scrap tires become mountains, roadbeds reap the benefits of recycling
When it comes to ingenuity, the American industrialist leads the pack. For an Ohio construction company, that means capitalizing on the problems of another industry to aid its own.
Terra Mat Corp., an offshoot of Construction Inc., Youngstown, OH, utilizes scrap tires in the building of roads, levees and landfills in swamp, marsh and other problem areas.
The company connects tire sidewalls with high-tensile, corrosion-resistant, stainless-steel ties to form linear rows. The rows are then linked together to form construction mats, which the company …