Crumb Rubber the Dromiskin-based company has once again qualified for a national Green Award.
Last year the company won the Green Entrepreneur Award and this year they have been short-listed for the Waste to Business Resource Award.
They were the first company in Ireland to win the Green Entrepeneur category
Managing director Leo Kerley said recycling is a difficult business but Crumb Rubber is in for the long haul.
“We have had wonderful support from our customers,” he said, “and it’s great to see the valuable resource that is waste tyres, turned into Eco friendly products that can compete with imports and take on exports on global markets.”
The company was set up in 2003 to tackle the countries mounting waste tyre problem.
Crumb Rubber have opened up many new markets for their guaranteed Irish granulate and matting products which are sold into the sports, leisure, equestrian, child care, construction and horticultural sectors in Ireland. They have also secured their first export orders for their matting products.
“Rubber is a valuable resource and can provide many more jobs,” Mr Kerley said. “These are much needed in the current economic hard times.”
Crumb Rubber has been featured on RTE’s The Business radio programme.
There products are hugely popular with local businesses and are used by Dundalk FC and Dundalk Stadium.
Crumb Rubber recycles end of life tyres, taking them completely out of the waste stream and turning them into new products. They are the only facility to produce a full range of rubber granulate and matting in Ireland. Their products cover the agriculture, horticulture, and sports industries.