WASHINGTON (July 16, 2004) — The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has released a free scrap tire publication for entrepreneurs interested in the scrap tire industry.
The RMA said “Considerations for Starting a Scrap Tire Company” is a document that serves as a blueprint for how to start a company that will help put scrap tires to new uses.
“The report will be a useful tool for those considering entry into the scrap tire industry,” said Michael Blumenthal, RMA senior technical director and principal author of the guide. “One of the most important goals of developing this document will be to establish sustainable markets for scrap tires.”
The document provides a detailed market analysis, possible obstacles and suggestions for contacts that should be made during the planning process. It was designed to assist individuals and companies along the U.S./Mexico border that may be interested in the scrap tire business but is applicable to entrepreneurs in other regions, according to the RMA.
The material was prepared by the RMA in conjunction with a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Border Affairs Division and managed by the University of Texas at El Paso's Center for Environmental Resource Management.
The document is available for a free download on the RMA Web site at www.rma.org.