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May 29, 2013

ERI Celebrates One Year at New Badin Business Park Facility

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s largest recycler of electronic waste, is celebrating the first anniversary of operating at its new facility at Badin Business Park this week.

“Badin has proven to be an ideal location for our recycling operations in the Southeast,” said John Shegerian, ERI Chairman and CEO. “We are establishing a state-of-the-art facility here that will allow us to continue expanding our operations as the market for electronics waste grows.”
 
Since moving into the new, larger facility in May 2012, ERI has increased its recycling volume and grown its workforce. The company currently operates two shifts and employs more than 65 people.
Alcoa made a strategic investment in ERI and helped convince the company to open its first Southeast location in North Carolina in July 2011 at the Badin Business Park location. ERI initially operated in a temporary facility at the site, while ERI and Alcoa invested $10 million to renovate a 165,000-square foot facility to accommodate ERI's long-term needs.
 
“When we set out to develop the Badin Business Park, we couldn’t have asked for a better partner than ERI. They are committed to this community and play a vital role in the recycling industry,” said Kevin Anton, Alcoa’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “The Badin Business Park holds tremendous potential and we look forward to bringing more companies like ERI here.”
 
ERI works with retailers, manufacturers, Fortune 500 companies, government entities, educational institutions and charitable organizations to recycle electronic waste, including laptop computers, cell phones, televisions, printers and other electronics. Some of its notable customers include Best Buy, Samsung, the Salvation Army and the U.S. Government.
 
About Electronic Recyclers International Inc.
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s largest privately held recycler of electronic waste, is R2 and e-Stewards certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 200 million pounds of electronic waste annually at seven locations in seven states. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or visit www.electronicrecyclers.com.
 
About Badin Business Park
Badin Business Park, developed by Alcoa, includes 600,000 square feet of prime industrial space in Stanly County, NC. The 123-acre business park is located at the site of the former Alcoa aluminum smelting plant. Alcoa has invested more than $15 million to redevelop the former plant site into a business park for manufacturing companies. Electronic Recyclers International, the nation's largest recycler of electronic waste, is the park’s inaugural tenant.