January 2014

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to help our state be a little more green, then January’s “New Uses” Ohio-based companies can help you on your road to reducing waste. Founded on the practice of rediscovering lost beauty, Olde Wood Ltd., in Stark County, offers customers a variety of wide plank flooring options reclaimed from barns and other historic structures that would otherwise be lost forever. After watching old factories, schools and houses demolished without consideration of their salvageable goods, ReTread, Akron Ltd. got its start in Summit County to find new and inventive ways to use them. Started in 2009, EnviroFlight, in Greene County, takes reusing to a new level by producing sustainable animal feeds and oils from the byproducts of food manufacturing, biofuels and brewing industries; all made possible by the black soldier fly. Supplying quality furniture made from 100 year-old reclaimed wood and industrial metal, Rustic Refinery, in Hamilton County, is proud to offer discerning customers items that are 100% made in the USA. The Stock Pile Reuse Store, in Stark County, is a nonprofit building material reuse warehouse providing people in need with affordable used materials and home improvement supplies, helping more than 3000 families improve their homes and diverting more than 100 tons of material from landfills each year.

Whether you are looking for a way to reclaim history for use in your home or simply looking for ways to help reuse and recycle, Ohio is a great place to support businesses who share the passion to find new and innovative uses for old materials.

August 2017 Ohio Business Profile