A.C. TIRE COMPANY, INC.
THEN & NOW STILL ?u>GOING GREEN? SINCE 1917!
FOR THREE GENERATIONS
When my grandfather Alfonso Caporaletti Sr. started A. C. Tire Company in Washington, D.C. in 1917, he conserved and recycled through:
Transportation ?Repairing tires by hand for taxicabs and the public.
Bartering ? During the depression, he bartered tire repairs for farmers produce to keep his family fed.
Recycling ?He was one of the first to recap tires in Washington, D.C. (instead of throwing away the old tire, it was replaced with new tread) an earlier form of recycling.
Relocation ?My father, Louis A. Caporaletti (Lou Sr.) continued in Washington, D.C. as owner until 1978 until we relocated to our current location.
Experiment ?He experimented with different recap grades of rubber from Indiana, Pennsylvania and Asheboro, N.C. to further extend the life of the old tire to get as much tire mileage on one of his old recapped tires over a brand new tire.
Heat recycling ?He also recycled the heat from the recap steam boiler to heat the entire building during the day and night. The employees could sometimes cook their lunch off the steam boiler while working at A.C. Tire Company. Hosea Green, then and now continues to work after 47 years of continued service.
We continue ?from 1980 to the present Louis E. Caporaletti, (Lou Jr.) the son and now current owner worked with his dad to continue recycling in business by:
1. Trying to repair the customers tire instead of throwing it away.
2. Sell used tires as a lower cost option to the customer.
3. Helped to write The Maryland Tire Recycling Law in the state offices and with Governor Schaeffer.
4. Former President of The Maryland Tire Dealer Association helping other tire businesses in Maryland to organize The Maryland Tire Industry.
5. Recycle the old junk tires through state licensed recyclers instead of throwing them in the landfill.
6. 2007 ?A.C. Tire Company created an in house waste oil recycling system. With the purchase of a 100% waste oil heater, we recycle with 90% heat efficiency all our customers?old used motor oil creating 100% of our bay shop heat during the winter months. Both the shop and the office are climate controlled by computer thermostats. We separate the bad oil mixed from the good and further recycle the “bad?waste oil to a licensed waste oil recycler in separate containers for further regeneration of oil industry reuse.
7. 2008 ?We currently recycle all customer car batteries to an American factory that hires American workers to east coast smelting plants to melt and reuse the old lead to make new car batteries. This keeps American workers employed and not going overseas to 3rd world countries.
8. 2008 ?We currently recycle all waste antifreeze to a licensed waste antifreeze recycler that in turn processes it into our new antifreeze that we put in customers cars as certified coolant.
9. 2008 ?We are currently reviewing renewable energy generation by studying solar feasibility for shop and/or personal use.
10. Our government needs more help ?the state, federal and local governments must change to offer the taxpayer more shared cost with up to a 50% tax credit purchase assistance so that we can all afford to retrofit our electric and gas with solar and wind renewable energy. This will enable us to reduce our carbon footprint and prevent global warming reducing our monthly utility bills.
WHY SHOULD WE DEPEND ON AND SUPPORT FOREIGN OIL?
“WE THE PEOPLE?/span>
MUST HAVE OUR GOVERNMENT HELP TO SUPPORT US ALL IN AMERICA!