Advanced Technology Recycling, a certified woman-owned national recycling company, opened a new facility in the Lehigh Valley.
Brody Ehresman, director of marketing for ATR, said the new 30,000-square-foot facility in Whitehall Township is part of its growing network of R2 Certified facilities and is one of the largest independent sites to date.
“We work in a hub and spoke model, this would be one of the spokes,” he said.
The company specializes in the secure recycling of computer and electronic equipment and has federal contracts to dispose of such devices for the U.S. Military and Aerospace customers.
The new site will help expand its portfolio of IT Asset Disposition and electronics recycling to the Northeast U.S.
The location will give ATR a better opportunity to work with new regional clients in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Baltimore.
Brody said ATR will be the first company in the region to have U.S. State Department authorized ITAR (International Traffic and Arms Regulations) compliant destruction programs and, GSA (General Service Administration) approved pricing discounts for all levels of governmental agencies that seek responsible and sustainable recycling and ITAD services.
ATR also has business to business recycling programs.
Work that will be conducted at the new Whitehall facility will include processing loads of IT and other electronic scrap, metal and plastics recovery and electronics recovery including the resale of tech assets.
“We’ll have everything from server equipment to laptops and touch pads,” Ehresman said.
ATR is currently hiring at the site. It will initially need five to 10 people and expects to have a staff of 20 in the long term.