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U.S. Senator John Ensign of Nevada Tours Redemtech’s Reno TCM Center

November 10, 2011 Jon 0 Comments

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 3, 2011

Redemtech, a world leader in IT asset disposition and Technology Change Management (TCM), hosted a tour for United States Senator John Ensign at the company?s Reno TCM Center. The visit provided an opportunity for Senator Ensign to learn about the company?s state-of-the-art processes for reducing electronic waste (e-waste), extending the life of electronics through refurbishment and reuse, and sanitizing sensitive hard drive data for Global 1000 clients as well as federal, state and local agencies.

?It was an honor to host Senator Ensign and illustrate the potential for creating good jobs through a strong domestic e-waste management industry,? said Redemtech President Robert Houghton. ?For many years, e-waste recyclers have engaged in illicit exports that off-shore jobs and send reusable equipment and precious raw materials overseas while creating horrific environmental problems in the developing world. Our Reno facility is part of the solution ? and an example of the infrastructure needed in the U.S.?

Redemtech?s Reno TCM Center supports comprehensive IT asset management (ITAM) services for the company?s clients in the Western United States. The facility opened in January 2004 with 28 employees on a single shift and employment has since more than tripled. Today, 88 employees provide refurbishment, recycling and other services on three shifts in an expanded, renovated facility.

?Diversifying Nevada?s economy is important to economic stability. Redemtech is a great example of how new, innovative businesses can create jobs in our state while providing sustainable products and services,? said Senator Ensign. ?I am happy that Redemtech, a leader in the domestic e-waste management industry, can call Nevada home. I know we will see this great company continue to grow and hopefully become an example to other high tech companies looking for a new place to settle down and expand their operations.?

To promote the growth of a robust, job-creating IT asset disposition industry in the U.S., Congress must act to stop e-waste exports, and incent the development of a robust domestic e-waste management infrastructure, Houghton added. The Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, currently pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, would ban most exports. ?While most companies want to do the right thing and ensure truly responsible recycling of their e-waste, legislation is needed to stop exports that undermine efforts to develop a truly sustainable domestic electronics recycling industry,? said Houghton, who offers additional insights in a new blog post, ?Redemtech to China: Outsource This!?

Domestic recycling and refurbishing also protects the environment, Houghton noted. The Reno TCM Center has enabled Redemtech to generate measurable environmental benefits for its clients. The facility has processed nearly 2.5 million IT assets for reuse or recycling. The environmental benefits, based on calculations from the U.S. EPA, include:

Energy savings sufficient to power more than 350,000 homes for one year; and
Greenhouse gas reduction equivalent to removing over 93,000 cars from the road for a year.

?Our Reno TCM Center is an important part of our expanding international network of facilities that support our customers in the private and public sectors, where demand for these services is growing rapidly,? said Houghton. ?Based on a recent report by Gartner we are well positioned at the forefront of the fast-growing IT asset disposition industry and offer businesses and government agencies best practices that balance financial, social and environmental goals.?

After more than a decade developing its innovative TCM services primarily for the private sector, Redemtech recently expanded its offerings to government agencies. As the only e-Stewards

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