This division was set up to further process the coarse crumb rubber produced by the crumb plant. The division began processing rubber in the spring of 2001. The initial focus was on the asphalt rubber market of the southwestern USA.
Soon thereafter it began expanding its customer base across a number of industries, an initiative that continues to this day.
The fine grind division operates from a 19,300 square foot plant on the 2 acre property it shares with the crumb plant. The plant is equipped with machines called cracker mills. Each mill has two large parallel corrugated steel rolls that lie in close proximity to each other. The coarse crumb rubber from the crumb plant is fed into the gap between the rolls where it is shredded or “cracked” into smaller particles. This finer product then goes through a series of processes that remove minute particles of rock, metal, fiber and other foreign materials before it is bagged and ready for sale. The fine grind division produces between 35 and 40 million pounds of fine crumb rubber per year.