Our History

We are driven everyday by a simple question, "Can a floor do more?"
At Ecore, we believe the answer is YES.

Since 1871, Ecore has been transforming reclaimed waste into unique surfaces that make people's lives better. What started with simple cork closures has evolved into a diverse portfolio of products solving complex problems in applications ranging from playgrounds, weight rooms, and turf fields to hospitals, hotels, and retail environments. We are building our company and the products we offer based on the simple notion that floors should elevate beyond current expectations. Our energy is focused on the interaction between people and the surface. We engineer performance well beyond industry standards related to acoustics, ergonomics, and safety. Harvesting the unique power from a myriad of waste streams, Ecore creates products that align-substantial force reduction with a balanced amount of energy return to create dynamic surfaces that are catered to the individual and the application. Ecore is comprised of four business units: Ecore Athletic, Ecore Commercial Flooring, Ecore Construction, and Ecore Industrial.

1869
GW Dodge Formed a Company Named
GW Dodge & Son
Photos of GW Dodge and Son
1871
GW Dodge & Son renamed to:
Dodge Cork
Photo of Dodge cork production
1876
Dodge Cork relocated from New York to Lancaster, PA & was renamed to
Lancaster Cork Company
1895
Armstrong Cork Company merged with Lancaster Cork Company
Armstrong and Dodge Merge graphic
1923
AB Dodge Re-Established the Family Nameby Renaming Lancaster Cork Company to
Dodge Cork Company
Photo of Dodge
1950s
After returning from WWII, AB Dodge's Sons: RK Dodge & AB Dodge II Join the Company
Family Name.
Family Business.
1962
Dodge Cork Company is Producing 1 Million Sq Ft of Cork Floor Tiles Per Month
1,000,000 & Rising
Cork tree graphic
1987
AB Dodge III Returns to Lancaster After a Career In Law & International Consulting, Anticipating Growth Toward Recycled Material. He Dramatically Repositioned Dodge Cork
Everlast Recycled Rubber Flooring
Everlast graphic
1989
AB Dodge III Became CEO of a New Venture with BSW, The German Leader in Recycled Rubber Manufacturing
Leading the Way in Rubber Tech
Rubber Technology graphic
1989 - 2000
Grew In Excess of 20% Compounded Annually & Expanded Into New Markets
Business Expansion
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1994
Surface America Acquired
Surface America Graphic
2000
QT Acoustic Underlayment Patented. A-Turf Formed.
QT Acoustic graphic
2001
SpectraTurf Acquired. Colormill Formed.
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2008
Company Renamed Ecore. Lamination Technology development begins.
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2012
itstru Technology / Ecore Patents Fusion Bonding Technology at the York Facility
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