Brooks Construction Company Intros New 'Green' Product

By Scott Sarvay

June 22, 2011 Updated Jun 22, 2011 at 12:30 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A local construction company is going green with a new product.

Brooks Construction of Fort Wayne is the only company in the country making 100-percent recycled asphalt pavement.

Wednesday morning was the grand opening of the company's new facility and the introduction of the "green" material.

Brooks plans to use the resources right here in the area to reduce costs.

Co-Owner of Brooks Construction John Brooks says, “Our plant is fueled by natural gas which is a U.S. product. There are gas wells being drilled even around Indiana right now. We have a history of using methane gas at one of our other plants. There is no reason not to use the sources we have here. And in this case the tax payers paid hundreds and hundreds locally to put asphalt and other paving products down on the street. To make them renewable perpetually is a great goal to have.”

The new product is designed to reduce petroleum consumption and dependence on foreign oil.

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