GEEP Calgary Relocates

Electronics recycling company also opens a new facility in Laval, Quebec.

June 6, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
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GEEP (Global Electric Electronic Processing) Calgary has relocated its operations within that Alberta city.

In an announcement, Anthony Jones, GEEP general manager, says, “To keep pace with the changes in our industry the move into our new facility will allow GEEP Calgary to streamline our processes to better meet our customers’ needs. With our new footprint we have customized our new building to better fit our requirements and help meet future expansion. Our goal is to meet and exceed current customer requirements and ensure we are prepared for future expansion while keeping our costs in line.”

Barrie, Ontario-based GEEP says the new facility will allow the company to customize its plant to facilitate growth. The new site will continue to offer services such as technology asset management, end-of life-electronic collection, metal recycling and computer equipment wholesale.

In related news, GEEP recently opened a new facility in Laval, Quebec. The move to Laval follows the company’s strong growth in recycling activities, which have increased from 1 million to 12 million pounds of material per year since 1998, GEEP reports.

The new 77,000-square-foot premises is more than double the size of its previous facility in Dorval, Quebec. The company says the new plant will serve customers in Quebec, the Maritimes and eastern Ontario. The relocation project required an investment of $2 million and will create 20 new jobs, according to the company.

After evaluating opportunities across the greater Montreal region, the management of GEEP chose to settle in Laval for strategic reasons. “Here, we have a major road network and public transit that make it easier for our employees to commute. Laval has the only park that meets our diverse industrial needs and offers retail opportunities,” says Guy Messier, president of GEEP Montreal.

The company says it hopes to grow the volume of material handled at the Laval facility by 20 percent and double it within the next three years. In particular, GEEP management also plans to invest several thousand dollars during a period of 18 months to process the glass from televisions and CRTs and various electronic components on site.

“GEEP is one of the missing links in Laval’s ICT ecosystem,” says Jean-Marie Pressé, director of Laval Technopole’s e-POLE. “This company will allow the city to rely on a world-class recycler that adheres to a zero-landfill policy for electrical and electronic equipment and all technology products. The diversified vocation of the industrial park centre and the favorable tax rate stemming from the city’s solid financial health are key factors in GEEP’s decision.”