SAME MSP Post March 2022 Virtual Meeting


Innovative Applications Using Tire-Derived Aggregate

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 12:00pm-1:00pm CST

1.0 PDHs will be offered for all attendees.

Speaker: Monte Neimi

Cost: $0

Location: Zoom. 

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Presentation Synopsis:

ASCE invites you to the March joint section meeting with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)! Monte Niemi, owner of First State Tire Recycling/ TDA Manufacturing (Isanti, MN) will present Innovative Applications Using TDA.

First State Tire Recycling manufactures and distributes a product line of recycled, shredded scrap tires called Green Aggregate Fill. This product line consists of 3 size ranges of shredded, recycled tires are also known as tire derived aggregate (TDA). These pieces interlock under compaction, creating a permeable, but durable mat for use in civil engineering projects.

Speaker Biography

Monte Niemi has been a leader for over 40 years in developing markets for TDA (Tire-Derived Aggregate), which has many civil engineering applications. Among many of Mr. Niemi’s accomplishments, Monte received the coveted, Ed Warner, Lifetime Achievement Award from the TIA (Tire Industry Association) for his excellence and best practices within the industry, as well as his leadership during the past 35 years in developing civil engineering markets for the TDA.

Mr. Niemi is a member of the TIA’s Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) and was responsible for developing the TDA definitions and supporting information found in the EAC Glossary. First State Tire is a corporate partner with the University of Minnesota on research pertaining to the phosphorous removing water cleaning properties of TDA (Tire- Derived Aggregate). Monte has received patents in the mid 1980’s for the use of Tire products in road subgrades. Monte has also applied for several new patents that are in the final review process.

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