With an eye toward feeding a “growing global appetite” for environmentally friendly rubber and cork flooring, Dodge-Regupol has re-branded as ECORE International. With roots that date back to the mid-1800s, the company is widely known for its ECOsurfaces commercial flooring and Everlast performance flooring, as well as QT sound control products and PuzzleTile home gym flooring.
According to Arthur Dodge III, president and CEO of ECORE, the move comes
at a time when ‘green’ products have become increasingly important in the
global marketplace. Previously, the company’s products were marketed and sold
mainly in the United States.
“Our vision is to build an organization of talented individuals who share
a common passion for protecting and preserving this planet and a passion for
success in the marketplace of sustainable products and services,” he said. “Our
vision is also about finding solutions and developing systems and standards on
the cutting-edge of sustainability. These ideas are not alien to who we are
today. This company is already regarded as a pioneer in developing innovative recycled
products and systems.”
The company’s history dates back more than a century, when it was called
Dodge Cork Co. The company changed its names to Dodge Repugnol after it entered
into a joint venture with Germany-based Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk 18 years
ago. Recently, both companies agreed to part ways “to enable both organizations
to purse distinct business strategies and accelerate growth,” according to
ECORE will remain in
Lancaster, Pa., and retain ownership of all its brands and operating units, according
to the company. The flooring maker recycles 80 million pounds of scrap tire
rubber a year.
Going global: Dodge Regupol changes name
January 11, 2008