March 2006

California tire program enhanced

Sacramento, CA— California’s $32 million scrap tire management program is the biggest and one of the most successful in the country. To enhance this program, management consulting and engineering firm R. W. Beck, Inc. is assisting the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) to implement the Tire-Derived Product Business Assistance Program (BAP).

The program, with a total of $3.85 million in funding over two and a half years, is designed to increase demand for California tire-derived products by building capacity and improving cost efficiencies of tire-derived product businesses. These businesses produce molded products, rubberized mulch, playground coverings, sports surfacing materials and other products.

Replacing the state’s long-standing Waste Tire Commercialization Grant Program, the BAP will offer a wide range of private business assistance services.

In conjunction with a number of sub-consultants, R. W. Beck will coordinate two teams to implement the program. Key partners include: The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence (Manex), California Manufacturing Technology Consultants, Underwriter’s Laboratory, AMPros Corporation and public relations firm Riester-Robb Pacific.


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