THE SEED OF AN IDEA
In June 1991, Rumber® Materials began with an idea – to make a board more durable that wood using recycled tires and plastic. With funding from majority stockholder Harold Fischer and tax incentives from Cooke County, Renewed Materials, Inc. (RMI) was born in the tiny German town of Muenster, Texas, north of Dallas-Fort Worth.
From this seed of an idea grew a major manufacturer of composite boards, sheets and molded products made entirely from recycled tire rubber and plastics. Today, Rumber products are used worldwide because they have proven themselves superior to wood and other materials in performance, safety and cost effectiveness. In 1996, RMI changed its name to Rumber Materials, Inc. using a clever mix of the words “rubber” and “lumber.”