Rubber recycling company gives ex-felons a second chance
At U.S. Rubber Recycling in Colton, Carlos Arceo works as a second shift manager.
“This is my first job ever. I’ve never worked in my life,” Arceo said.
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The company recycles old California truck tires and turns them into products such as rubber flooring for home gyms. The company says its sales grew more than 60% in nine months last year.
What You Need To Know
- U.S. Rubber Recycling in Colton prides itself on hiring mostly ex-felons and veterans
- The company has been doing it for decades but says it has especially helped them during the latest labor shortage
- The company turns old California truck tires into rubber flooring for home gyms and saw major growth during the pandemic
- It recently hired a psychiatric rehab counselor to help the ex-felons adjust to the working world and has seen less employee turnover