Fostek is a growing success making the same sort of foam rubber product that Rubatex once made in Bedford.
In fact the plant, owned by Phil Foster, is in one of Rubatex’s former buildings. Foster bought the building in 2004, two years after Rubatex closed.
“We just bought a piece of real estate with left over stuff,” Foster said. “It was just the carcass of a factory. It was start from scratch and rebuild.”