PITTSBURGH, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, will highlight the benefits of rubberized asphalt to road and bridge professionals across the country at the upcoming National Association of County Engineers' (NACE) annual conference. Liberty Tire will be serving as an exhibitor at the conference, which is taking place at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel in Minneapolis, MN from April 17-21. Liberty Tire Recycling will be at Booth 62 in the exhibition hall.
"Using rubberized asphalt as a paving solution provides a result that is anything but traditional. At Liberty Tire Recycling, we are pleased to have a presence at this industry show and a voice in the ongoing dialogue among our colleagues across the country," said Doug Carlson, vice president of asphalt products, Liberty Tire Recycling. "Rubberized asphalt is less expensive to maintain than traditional paving, which offers more value to road engineers and decreases maintenance costs, saving the municipality time and money. It also provides a safer solution. Rubberized asphalt improves skid resistance and resists cracking and rutting."
Carlson noted that states such as Nevada and Texas are using rubberized asphalt even more on their roadways. Texas has used rubberized asphalt with successful results in an area where frequent rainfall was a contributing factor to high collision rates, and now a widely-used interstate in Nevada is being paved with rubberized asphalt material.
Founded in 1956, the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) is an organization aimed at advancing county engineering and management by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas with the goal of improving service to the public. Each spring, more than 350 NACE members and other attendees gather for the organization's annual conference. This year's event, titled "North Star NACE 2011 - Guiding with Vision," will bring road and bridge professionals and their counterparts from across the country to exchange ideas in an open, interactive forum.
Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America. By recycling more than 110 million tires annually, Liberty Tire reclaims about 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for innovative, eco-friendly products. The recycled rubber produced by Liberty Tire is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded products; as tire-derived fuel for industrial kilns, mills and power plants; and as rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. The company maintains a nationwide network of processing plants, and comprehensive door-to-door collection services. Liberty Tire Recycling is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, please visit www.libertytire.com.