Dirty Tires Become Clean Floors in Pennsylvania’s Amish Country
Pastoral scenery provides a contrast to Ecore’s factory, where it produces unique recycled rubber flooring systems that could change the industry.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, home to one of the largest Amish communities in the United States, is also home to the headquarters of Ecore International, a company predominantly known for several rubber flooring offerings.
Photo Credit: pennstatelive, May 14, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.
During a recent visit to Ecore’s manufacturing location in York, Pennsylvania (located in York County, adjacent to Lancaster County), I got an inside look at “itstru” (pronounced “it’s true”) technology, a process that Ecore has developed to bond a diverse variety of wear layers to a recycled rubber underlayment, resulting in interesting new possibilities for flooring options—flooring like vinyl or carpet, with the performance characteristics of rubber, and easy to install.