Justice Champion Spotlight: U.S. Rubber Recycling
Responsible Business Initiative for Justice
Tell us a little bit about U.S. Rubber.
U.S. Rubber is a triple-bottom-line business located in California’s Inland Empire. We manufacture high quality fitness flooring and LEED-certified, sound-absorbing underlayment for multistory buildings by recycling used truck tires. In 2020 alone, we diverted over 9 million pounds of post-consumer tire rubber from local landfills and we expect to divert 15 million pounds in 2021—that’s enough tires to stretch nearly the length of California, from U.S. Rubber’s Colton headquarters to the Oregon border.
About half our workforce consists of formerly incarcerated people, and an increasing number are military veterans. Our Bounce Back! second chance hiring program is the soul of U.S. Rubber’s culture, which centers equity and open-mindedness in the belief that people deserve a second chance.