Carlisle TyrFil: Celebrating Five Decades of “Made in America”

As the inflation grinds on in the U.S., American corporations and businesses are looking for ways to help rebalance the economy and get production back to normal.  The supply chain woes of the past 12 months—affecting everything from semi-conductors, to plastic resins—have created troublesome shortages that have impacted nearly every section of domestic manufacturing.  But there are emerging signs of the inflation slightly receding, along with above average jobs reports in recent weeks, and the industry remains hopeful as certain raw goods availability begins to increase.

This is a time for the U.S. manufacturing sector to pull together and play a strong role in helping our nation to rebound and get back on track.

One of the most pivotal ways that large industries—like automotive, construction, waste management and agri-business—can help is to funnel investments and spending dollars directly back into the U.S. economy.  By buying and supporting Made in America technology, and industrial and commercial goods and services, we can all play a role in buoying the health of our shared national financial outlook.

Carlisle TyrFil is proud to house production of its TyrFil™ “foam fill” tire flatproofing solutions in facilities right here in the U.S.  When Off-the-Road (OTR) tire dealers and OEM manufacturers purchase TyrFil for their OTR heavy commercial vehicles and earthmoving equipment, they’re not only getting a tire technology they can rely on (that will eliminate reduce unwanted tire flats on-the-job), but they are also supporting production workers in U.S. based factory facilities.

TyrFil, which was first introduced as a premier flatproofing solution and alternate tire technology in 1971, has been a “go to” resource for OTR vehicle operators working predominantly in the construction and development fields, as well as waste management, agriculture and in the military sector.  In the U.S., TyrFil saves operators and on-site project managers time and money because it enables the tires utilized on essential workhorse machinery (such as bulldozers, excavators, forklifts and skid-steer loaders) to withstand and avoid potential damage from typical worksite debris.  Tires that remain free from punctures and damage are tires that are able to better support a busy worksite.

Equipment outfitted with polyurethane foam fill (pumped into traditional pneumatic tires) can effectively operate over sharp rocks, nails, glass and even rebar.  This preventative flatproofing measure offers construction site managers a critical way to avoid mishaps and loss of productivity on the job.  When an essential piece of machinery is rendered useless by an unexpected tire flat, the entire work site is subject to unnecessary shutdown—not to mention the potential risks posed to manpower.  When an operator-driver experiences a sudden flat, it can create serious safety hazards—especially if that driver is stationed on a hillside or uneven portion of land.

Choosing TyrFil “foam fill” over air-filled pneumatic tires or solid apertures increases both safety and an enhanced project management bottom line.  Tire flats are costly to repair, and the time required to accommodate a “downed” vehicle can take a budget toll.  Operators who select tire fill as a viable alternate solution can feel good about creating a safer work environment, while also better accommodating their work force.

This benefit is in addition to the fact that Carlisle TyrFil is domestically manufactured—making it a strong win for customer operators.  According to the industry manufacturing association Made in America, “growing the U.S. economy depends on a strong and flexible manufacturing community…(working toward the common goal) to raise awareness for the economic, environmental and community impact of American-made manufactures and brands.”

Carlisle TyrFil is proud to produce and market a “foam-fill” technology that offers greater sustainability than other commonly used tire solutions.  Our eco-friendly polyurethane fill enables tires to be successfully retreaded (repurposing otherwise unusable tire carcasses for “second life” use).  Embracing tire fill solutions help to keep solid tire waste out of our already crowded landfills, where discarded tires are often merely piled up to accumulate debris, output carbon emissions, attract insect infestation and vector borne illnesses, and potentially become vulnerable to highly toxic and difficult to extingush “tire fires.”

To learn more about the economic, logistical and environmental benefits of choosing more sustainable and “Made in America” Carlisle TyrFil “foam fill” technology, visit TyrFil Flatproofing.

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