Illinois-based Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) has announced the opening of new facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Las Vegas, Nevada, which will meet customer needs and add additional processing and service capabilities along the West Coast, the company says.
The Information Technology Asset Disposition (ITAD) management and recycling company is relocating the Tooele, Utah, facility to a new 30,000-square-foot facility in Salt Lake City, set to open spring 2019.
Company spokesman Brodie Ehresman notes Salt Lake City Valley is home to many of the world’s leading tech companies.
"This has been an important region for us," Ehresman says. "The Tooele operation provided additional material management capabilities for our ITAD customers.”
The Salt Lake City facility will be able to operate as a primary logistics and processing hub, he adds.
The company says the Salt Lake City expansion comes two years after ATR acquired Electronic Recycling Solutions in late 2016.
"The new location will make it more convenient for local customers and improves logistics throughout the West Coast," Utah facility manager Isaac Dougal says.
ATR's newest Las Vegas facility is expected to open late January 2019.
"The Vegas facility will be the ninth location and third major expansion in just one year for ATR," Ehresman says.
ATR began providing ITAD management services in 1992 with the inception of the company’s first computer store in Pontiac, Illinois. The company provides sustainable ITAD, secure destruction and recycling services to customers "that require high degree of secure operational control and accountability for their retired technology assets."
"These new locations were necessary to expand our logistics, managed IT services and ITAD programs throughout the U.S.,” Ehresman says. "Our customers have overwhelmingly asked for more logistics options to reduce costs and additional processing/service capabilities to the West Coast regions."
In addition to the new locations, the company says it has also implemented a client experience team “to ensure everything is being done efficiently and to the customer’s specifications.”
ATR moved its Grand Rapids, Michigan, operation to a larger facility in Jan. 2018. The company has eight R2 Certified facilities with a combined 400,000-square-foot processing space and 200 employees.