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SelecTech celebrates 25th anniversary

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SelecTech, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of innovative flooring products with long-term value and immediate benefits, recently celebrated its 25th year in business.

“One of my current business partners, Michael King, and I worked for a medical waste disposal company. The problem we were asked to solve had to do with disinfecting and recycling plastic from used syringes for re-use in some capacity,” said Thomas Ricciardelli, president of SelecTech, Inc. “Our study and research revealed the recycled materials could never reach a high enough purity level to be reused in conventional plastics processes. But that didn’t preclude the recycled materials from being used in other ways and that led Michael and I to explore other ways.”

The pair’s first endeavor was repurposing plastic wrap from pallets and creating planters. Those planters sold at big box stores like Home Depot and Walmart. Thus, began SelecTech back in 1993.

The company was then approached by Dupont to find a use for old carpeting removed from homes and offices. After some research and experimentation, the pair developed an industrial flooring tile that ultimately became Dupont’s Reptile. It was shortly after this time, SelecTech developed their soon-to-be patented glueless “zipper” interlocking system that enables the flooring to be installed over existing flooring with minimal subfloor preparation.

“We thought we were sitting pretty until Dupont closed down its entire flooring division,” said Ricciardelli. “This was a problem with several possible answers. One was to say it was a nice run and call it a day. Another would be to seize this problem as an opportunity, acquire funding, and continue to create flooring products that had just begun to attract notoriety in the commercial markets. We opted for the latter.”

SelecTech went on to develop three lines of flooring products—FreeStyle for commercial use; StaticStop for ESD needs; and Place N Go for residential use. These products employ a breakthrough interlocking technology that dramatically reduces installation times, completely bypassing the need for adhesives and floor prep to install or replace flooring. Because machinery does not have to be completely removed for installation, downtime for businesses is minimal, and sometimes even eliminated altogether.

Sticking to its initial premise of utilizing recycled materials, SelecTech products are made using recycled material and are 100% recyclable. Industries that utilize SelecTech include electronics manufacturing, communications, aerospace, biotech, healthcare industries, and other high-tech industries.

“It’s been quite a run and it’s difficult to fathom that it’s been 25 years,” added Ricciardelli. “Still, with the advancements we’ve made with our tiles, particularly StaticStop, our ESD tile, and our FreeStyle tiles for labs and cleanrooms, you could say are best days are yet to come.”

To learn more about SelecTech products, including the StaticStop and FreeStyle ESD flooring products, visit selectech.com.

About SelecTech, Inc.

SelecTech, Inc., which was founded in 1993 with the mission of creating valuable products from scrap plastics. The company has become a leader in the manufacture of flooring products from recycled materials. They use one million pounds of recycled materials annually. Their floor products—StaticStop, FreeStyle and Place N Go tiles—are made with up to 100% recycled content and are 100% recyclable. They are installed without adhesives, making them some of the “greenest” and most cost-effective flooring products available. The unique interlock system in SelecTech’s flooring products enable them to be installed at a much lower cost and without a lot of costly downtime. These factors provide significant value to customers.

SelecTech is headquartered at 33 Wales Avenue, Suite F in Avon, MA. For more information about SelecTech, visit selectech.com.