MCPc Inc., an information technology asset disposition (ITAD) management company headquartered in Cleveland, plans to buy a longtime transit garage in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood as a hub for erasing, repurposing and deconstructing gadgets used by hospitals, banks and other businesses, according to a report in Cleveland.com.
The online report says the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s (RTA’s) board recently signed off on a deal to sell its Brooklyn Garage to MCPc. The $780,000 purchase is likely to occur in early 2018, according to the article. The 117,000-sqaure-foot building sits on about 5.8 acres. The article says the building has been on RTA’s to-sell list for nearly a decade.
The building will serve as a data destruction and recycling hub for electronics. MCPc stores, prepares and ships out devices from a facility called SkyPark, near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the article reports.
Mike Trebilcock, MCPc’s chief executive officer, tells Cleveland.com that the facility will serve as a space for entry-level positions, welcoming high school graduates from the surrounding neighborhoods to work in the IT sector.
“This gives us more opportunity to train as we go,” Trebilcock tells Cleveland.com, noting that MCPc is talking to neighborhood leaders about drawing from public schools and programs for disabled workers. “We can access parts of the workforce that have been out of our reach. ... We're serious about changing the lens that we look through and trying to get other people into the IT sector.”