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Edge Rubber to add 50 jobs in expansion

By - Last modified: May 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM

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Edge Rubber, a Chambersburg-based rubber recycling company, has leased a warehouse facility near Letterkenny Army Depot to expand its operations and plans to add about 50 jobs with assistance from the state.

The company is leasing a 35,000-square-foot facility in the Cumberland Valley Business Park in Greene Township for the collection and processing of scrap truck tires into raw materials, according to a release from the state Department of Community and Economic Development. The company plans to add the new jobs over the course of three years.

Edge Rubber has a facility in Chambersburg where it recycles the rubber into powders to be used by manufacturers for new tires, rubber membranes, sealants, specialty coatings, molded products, asphalt, and custom compounds.

Company officials did not immediately return calls for comment.

DCED provided the company with a $50,000 grant for training employees and a $1.5 million low-interest loan from the Machinery and Equipment Loan Fund. The assistance package was brokered by the Governor's Action Team and Franklin County Area Development Corp.

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan covers Cumberland County, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jimr@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JimTRyanCPBJ.

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