North Carolina-based electronics recycler will also add to its processing capacity.
Synergy Recycling LLC, a North Carolina-based recycler of end-of-life electronics, has acquired a new headquarters building and will update and add to its processing equipment capacity, the company has announced. The new equipment will help it convert obsolete computers and other electronic equipment into recyclable metal and plastic.
As part of its expansion, Synergy will move its headquarters from Mayodan, N.C., to a 134,000-square-foot facility on 12 acres in nearby Madison, N.C. Construction of the new processing system has begun, and the plant should be in operation by July of 2009.
“We believe this is a great investment in the future of electronics recycling,” says Joe Clayton, director of marketing for Synergy. “Synergy will have the most advanced systems for responsible recycling of electronic equipment.”
“We are thrilled that Synergy has elected to stay in our community,” says Wade Taylor, vice president of regional economic development agency the Rockingham Partnership. “Synergy’s record of growth and the jobs it provides make it a real catch for us.”
The new processes are designed to provide a more thorough approach to handling out-of-service televisions and computer monitors. Synergy currently handles a large volume of such materials in partnership with local and state governments throughout the Southeast. The new processing equipment will expand Synergy’s capacity to handle more of the televisions that are expected to be recycled as television signals switch from analog to digital.
The environmental benefits of the new processing system fit with Synergy’s long-term commitment to safe and responsible recycling, says the company in its news release.
In 2007, Synergy received its ISO 14001 certification. Synergy also is in the final stages of being certified in OHSAS 18001, a companion to ISO 14001 for employee health and safety. Synergy further plans to participate in the new RIOS / R2 certification program offered by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI).
In anticipation of its growing volume of material, Synergy has also recently opened facilities in Roanoke and Suffolk, Va., and other locations are under consideration, according to the company.