U.S. Micro Corporation, an Atlanta-based innovator and leader in enterprise IT recycling, has officially unveiled its new $15 million, 130,000-square-foot data destruction and IT recycling center in Las Vegas. The next generation facility incorporates cutting-edge environmental and remanufacturing best practices and will come online during the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) conference in Las Vegas this October.
Using proprietary technology, U.S. Micro will turn e-waste - including plastics, base metals and CRT glass - into non-volatile materials for construction and finished products such as bicycle racks and outdoor lumber.
The move represents a significant expansion for the company, which anticipates rapid increase in demand for data destruction and electronics recycling across the $5 billion U.S. industry. The expansion reflects U.S. Micro's belief that responsible disposal of IT assets will increasingly be a top environmental priority for Fortune 500 companies, government entities and organizations.
"In addition to being the security company with the best safety record for disposing of IT equipment and protecting data, U.S. Micro is absolutely committed to safeguarding the environment,” said Jim Kegley, founder and president of U.S. Micro. “As technology continues to progress, huge numbers of assets need to be retired regularly and responsibly. Our Las Vegas facility provides the infrastructure necessary to support a more sustainable IT asset lifecycle, guaranteeing that components of retired equipment will be recycled according to EPA guidelines - and never buried in a landfill."
U.S. Micro has pioneered an on-site, proprietary system of data destruction that has enabled it to process millions of data bearing devices since 1995 without a single data breach, according to company literature. While enterprises spend millions on security features when acquiring and maintaining equipment, many are unprepared to deal with sensitive information at risk on a wide range of rapidly proliferating equipment including computers/laptops, copiers, printers, smart phones, and more when disposing of assets.
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