CROSSVILLE – A tire shredding start-up is eying Crossville and Cumberland County, and officials there will be meeting jointly to discuss the proposed new business during an open public hearing next week.
The Cumberland County Commission and Crossville City Council will meet jointly Monday, March 9, at Crossville City Hall to discuss plans for Upper Cumberland Tire Shredding. Todd Hinch and Stanton Brewer, owners, first approached city and county officials last fall with plans to open the business and have selected a 10-acre site at 302 Maryetta St., near the county’s solid waste and recycling center as its desired location. Upper Cumberland Tire Shredding would cut and grind used tires into a variety of sizes. The facility could mean as many as 60 new jobs – including 20 the first year, according to the Crossville Chronicle.
“We are trying to do something to bring some jobs to Cumberland County,” Hinch said during a meeting in September. “This facility will ground tires anywhere from a car tire to a skidder tire. There (is) also be a big market for selling the end products.”
The meeting Monday, which will begin at 5 p.m. at Crossville City Hall, is one of several legislative hurdles Hinch and Brewer would have to overcome. Their proposal will be also be on the agenda for the Crossville City Council Tuesday, March 10, and the Cumberland County Commission Monday, March 16.
The group has additionally filed for a permit with the state. The status of that permit is “pending,” according to the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation.