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Turtle Wings Expands

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Company opens new facility in Capitol Heights, Md., adds VP of sales.

August 12, 2008

Turtle Wings Electronics Recycling and its information-destruction division Data Killers have announced the opening of a new facility in Capitol Heights, Md., that will allow the companies to expand their domestic electronics de-manufacturing process.

           

Additionally, the companies have added Zack Boorstein as vice president of sales.

 

“I am excited about this opportunity with Turtle Wings,” Boorstein says. “My family has been in the recycling and scrap business in the Detroit area for years, and I am able to trade on that knowledge and really help grow this business.”

 

Elizabeth Wilmot, president of Turtle Wings and Data Killers, says, “We are delighted to add Zack to our team. Due to his background, he will be able to immediately help our customers and expand our business opportunities.” She adds, “His passion for this business and his outgoing personality make him a perfect fit for Turtle Wings.”

 

Turtle Wings is a woman-owned, hub-zoned company that provides electronics recycling services and data destruction services to nationwide customers. The company also provides de-installation, removal and recycling services for robotic arms, telecom equipment, mainframes, tape libraries, lab equipment, production equipment, etc.

 

Data Killers is a division of Turtle Wings that provides data destruction services to nationwide customers. Data Killers holds the federal government contract for destroying data and can shred and/or degauss any type of hard drive, back-up tape, thumb drive, blackberry or cell phone. Data Killers provides both on-site and off-site data destruction services and can destroy up to and including classified materials with NSA-approved equipment, according to the company.

 

Turtle Wings recently ended a short merger with PC Recycler, Chantilly, Va., in light of “significant differences in business methodologies,” according to the company.  

 

Elizabeth Wilmot, founder of Turtle Wings, noted that the two companies had only recently merged, and it was determined that the deal was not so much of a divorce, but rather an annulment.

 

Wilmot adds that the merger only was announced four months ago, so there wasn't necessarily a significant amount of effort to unwind the earlier announced merger deal.

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