Castle Tire acquires Tri-C Tire

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What’s the news?
Castle Tire, a leading service provider focused on collecting, processing, and recycling tire waste across five western states, today announced it has acquired Tri-C Manufacturing.  Tri-C provides tire waste collection services in the Northern California market and recycles tires into a crumb rubber that’s utilized in rubber molding applications.

Effective immediately, all Tri-C customers will be locally serviced by Castle Tire’s team.  Day 1 will be business as usual.  To support our Northern California customers, Castle Tire will continue to operate from Tri-C’s Sacramento facility, along with Castle Tire’s existing collection teams based in Stockton, Clearlake, and Redding.

Clyde Lamar, Founder of Tri-C Tire
“We’ve been servicing Northern California customers since the 1980’s with tire waste collection services, and over the last 10 years we’ve been working hard to create some of the highest quality crumb in the US.  I’m proud of what we’ve created over the years.  I’m now in my 80’s and look forward to retiring.  Caste Tire and Tri-C share the same values in doing what’s right for the environment, and I believe my employees and customers are in good hands with the Castle Tire team.”

Chandos Mahon, CEO of Castle Tire
“Clyde has built a successful business over the years with a loyal group of customers and employees.  He has put in place the right transportation assets that allow tire waste customers to be serviced with bins, trailers, and curbside pick up.  Clyde has been innovative with building machines that can process tires into crumb, allowing the rubber and steel to be recycled into new products, it is impressive.  I’ve seen a lot of crumb rubber over the years, and Tri-C is always at the top of the list for quality.  We are honored to be Clyde’s retirement plan and to continue his legacy.  Our focus going forward is to continue to improve service reliability for our waste tire customers, and to make sure we maintain the crumb quality for our rubber molding customers.”


About Castle Tire
Castle Tire is a leading service provider focused on collecting, processing, and recycling tire waste, supporting customers in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Colorado. We collect from over 2,000 retail, commercial, industrial, and government locations, and process over 40,000 tires a day.  In addition, we provide remediation and amnesty events for various government clients.

About Tri-C Tire
Clyde Lamar started Tri-C Manufacturing in 1980 to manufacture purpose-built shredders for tire recycling.  That evolved into the tire waste collection and processing operation in Sacramento, known as Tri-C Tire, servicing tire waste customers up and down the I-5 corridor from Stockton to Redding.  Tri-C Tire’s facility expanded with a granulation system and quickly became a leader in producing high quality crumb for rubber product manufactures.

Castle Tire opens terminal in Tri-Cities to expand collection capacity

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What’s the news? Castle Tire opened its newest terminal in Richland, WA to provide local tire waste collection services for customers in the Tri-Cities area.

Adam Beck, COO of Castle Tire
“We are pleased to be opening our second terminal in Washington, focused on increasing capacity and reliability for our Tri-Cities and Eastern Washington customers.  Our team will be based in Richland, providing local tire waste collection services with Spot trailers, and shuttling the tire waste to one our plants for processing and recycling.  This an important step forward with our Washington growth plans.”

Why is this important? Having a local and dedicated team based in Richland will help us improve service reliability and to increase collection capacity to better address the local growing demand for tire waste services.  The team will support customers that are located in Benton County, Franklin County, and Walla Walla County, including Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Yakima, Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Walla Walla, Pendleton, and Boardman.

The tire waste that’s collected in this market will be transported to one of our existing tire waste processing and recycling facilities in Portland or Prineville, OR.


About Castle Tire:
Castle Tire is a leading service provider focused on collecting, processing, and recycling tire waste, supporting customers in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Colorado.

Castle Tire opens terminal in Clearlake, CA to expand collection capacity

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What’s the news? Castle Tire opened its newest terminal in Clearlake, CA to provide local tire waste collection services for customers in the Clearlake, Lakeport, and Ukiah area.

Adam Beck, COO of Castle Tire
“We’ve been servicing the Clearlake and Ukiah area since the late 1990’s.  Customers were serviced by our facilities that were over a hundred miles away, which has created challenges with the quality of service.  The best way to improve the quality of service and to address the growing demand in the area is to have a dedicated team that’s local, picking up tires every day.  We are excited to have the local team start.”

Why is this important? Having a local and dedicated team based in Clearlake will help us improve service reliability and to increase collection capacity to better address the local growing demand for tire waste services.  The team will support customers that are located Lake County and Mendocino County, including Clearlake, Lakeport, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, down to Middeltown, up to Ukiah, Redwood Valley, and Willits, and over to Fort Bragg.

The tire waste that’s collected in this market will be transported to one of our existing tire waste processing and recycling facilities in Stockton or Redding, CA.


About Castle Tire:
Castle Tire is a leading service provider focused on collecting, processing, and recycling tire waste, supporting customers in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Colorado.

Castle Tire acquires Superior Tire Disposal

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What’s the news? Castle Tire, a leading service provider focused on collecting, processing, and recycling tire waste across five western states, today announced it has acquired Superior Tire Disposal. Superior Tire Disposal provides tire waste collection services in the Northern California market. Effective August 9th, 2021, all Superior Tire Disposal customers will be locally serviced by Castle Tire’s team. Day 1 will be business as usual. To support our Northern California customers, Castle Tire has local collection teams and processing plants in Redding and Stockton.

John Viano, Owner of Superior Tire Disposal
“My family has been servicing Redding customers for almost 25 years with tire waste collection services. I’m now approaching 90 years old, and it is time to retire. I’ve worked closely with the Castle Tire team for over a decade as my recycling outlet, and we share the same values in doing what’s right for the environment. I believe my collection team and customers are in good hands with the Castle Tire team.”

Chandos Mahon, CEO of Castle Tire
“We are honored to be John’s retirement plan. John and his family have always done a great job servicing the local community with a focus on quality of service. We look forward to continuing his legacy and supporting the tire shops that have relied on Superior for so many years.” ”


About Castle Tire:
Castle Tire is a leading service provider focused on collecting, processing, and recycling tire waste, supporting customers in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Colorado. We collect from over 2,000 retail, commercial, industrial, and government locations, and process over 40,000 tires a day. In addition, we provide remediation and amnesty events for various government clients.

About Superior Tire:
The Viano family took over Superior Tire Disposal in 1997 to address the growing challenge around tire waste in Northern California. Based in Redding, CA, Superior grew into a top local tire waste service provider with local daily routes that services Redding and the surrounding area.

Castle Tire opens a Pacific Northwest Port for exporting recycled rubber material

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What’s the news? Castle Tire opened its newest facility in Portland, Oregon to import and export rubber chips and nugget material.  The Port allows Castle to ship material to international customers via large dry bulk cargo vessels such as a handymax, to support Pacific Northwest customers via barge on the Columbia-Snake river system, and to support North America customers via rail.

Why is this important?
The supply chain logistics that are involved with shipping recycled rubber is a critical component to managing, processing, and recycling tires. The material is used as feedstock for rubber molding manufacturing, construction aggregate, and alternative fuel applications. Without the ability to export the material, an alarming percentage of US tires would end up in a landfill.  This new facility provides the Pacific Northwest a secure and reliable export operation.

What are the facility’s capabilities?
The facility has two docks on the river, onsite rail, and is MARSEC approved for international vessels.  Dock 1 is 448 feet with a draft that will support handysize, handymax, and panamax vessels.  The dock is equipped with a telescoping aggregate vessel loader that’s configured for rubber chips, allowing Castle to ship material in 5,500-ton increments to customers in Asia, South America, and Europe.  Dock 2 supports barges, allowing Castle to bulk ship material in 1,200-ton increments to customers that are located near the Columbia River and Snake River in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.  The onsite rail is serviced by Union Pacific, allowing Castle to top load gondola cars to ship material to customers throughout North America.  The site can stage 6,000 tons of rubber chips in preparation for loading.

Additionally, the facility has a state-of-the-art grain elevator and silos that can store 49,000 tons of grain.  The grain can be unloaded via barge or bottom-dump rail cars, and then cleaned, stored, and loaded onto large vessels.

Chandos Mahon, CEO of Castle Tire
“Bulk loading rubber chips is critical to the tire recycling infrastructure on the West Coast, a capability created by our company over 10 years ago in Oregon and California.  In 2020, we processed about 50% of Oregon’s tire waste into rubber chips, bulk loaded it onto vessels, and exported internationally; that’s 42 million pounds of material that was diverted from Oregon’s landfills.  Our new facility provides long-term security for the continued effort to export material from the Pacific Northwest, provides Castle customers a reliable and economical shipping solution, and is mission critical to the State of Oregon’s recycling and landfill diversion efforts.”


About the facility:
This facility, Castle ODOCK, is located on the Willamette River and is one of the oldest private ports that’s operating in Oregon.  It was originally built by Globe Milling in 1912 as a grain elevator.  In 1921 it was leased, operated, and eventually sold to Kerr, Gifford & Company.  It is reported that by the early 1950’s, Kerr Gifford was the largest grain exporter on the West Coast.  In 1953, Kerr Gifford was sold to Cargill and a few years later the facility sold to Louis-Dreyfus.  Over the years, the facility has been renovated several times, and was most recently upgraded in 2014 with a state-of-the-art grain elevator, grain cleaning system, and dock improvements.  In 2021, Castle took over the facility and now operates it as their Pacific Northwest export terminal.

About Castle Tire:
Castle Tire is a leading service provider focused on collecting, processing, and recycling tire waste, supporting customers in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Colorado.