Rubber Research, Inc. Announces Purchase of New Manufacturing Plant in Minnesota

Rubber Research, Inc. (RRI) announces the purchase of a manufacturing plant located in Ogilvie, Minnesota, USA. Plant formerly belonged to Hi-Rubber, Inc.

Hong Kong – December 27, 2012 — Rubber Research, Inc. (RRI) announces the purchase of a manufacturing plant located in Ogilvie, Minnesota, USA. The plant, which consists of 2.4 acres of land and three buildings, was the former home of Hi-Tek Rubber, Inc.’s manufacturing operations. RRI recently signed an agreement to purchase Hi-Tek.

In 2009, after the property was sold to an independent investor, a fire damaged most of the structures. RRI has contracted with Mularoni & Company Architecture, LLC to provide integrated project delivery services in relation to the renovation and reconstruction of the building facilities. Once completed, the facility will once again produce the innovative rubber roofing products that Hi-Tek was known for.

Gary Ziehr, CEO of Rubber Research, Inc. and Hi-Tek Founder/President Gordon Cell issued a joint statement noting that the purchase is “the ultimate building block of our newly-formed team dedicated to environmentally sound and cost effective scrap rubber remediation.”

Rubber Research Inc. and its subsidiaries have long been at the forefront of the development of processes unique in the field of rubber reuse and recycling, especially through its patented TireCycle® technology. TireCycle® is the only technology in the world that reactivates used crumb rubber to virgin rubber equivalent in an environmentally sound and cost savings manner.

Hi-Tek Rubber, Inc. was established in response to governmental and environmental pressure for removal of rubber from the environmental waste stream, as well as the need for cost competitive alternatives for slate and cedar shingles.

Rubber Research Group specializes in sourcing, designing, and installing real time solutions, including energy and material recovery, in order to reduce the rapidly increasing number of end-of-life tires discarded annually.

To learn more about Rubber Research, Inc. and its leadership in field of end-of-life rubber tire re-use, visit

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Contact phone: +852 2824 8695
Rubber Research Group Ltd
32/F Tower 1, Millennium City, Kwan Tong, Hong Kong

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Norman Thayer
Rubber Research, Inc
32/F Tower 1, Millennium City
Kwan Tong, Hong Kong
+852 2824 8695

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