ER2 breaks ground on facility expansion

Electronics recycling company to double its footprint at Mesa, Arizona, and bring processing operations under one roof.

January 3, 2019

Mesa, Arizona-based ER2, a business that helps large companies install new technology and refurbish or recycle decommissioned computers, is expanding its current facility at 730 E. Southern Ave. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, with city representatives including Mesa Mayor John Giles, business partners and the Mesa Chamber of Commerce expected to celebrate the expansion.

“We project that the proposed additional 40,000 square feet not only expands our footprint at our Southern Avenue facility, it will also increase our positive impact on our customers, current and prospective employees, environment and the surrounding communities,” says Chris Ko, ER2 CEO.

The facility is in one of Mesa’s identified employment activity areas in west Mesa near the downtown and Broadway Corridor districts. It will include a visually improved facade and parking area, processing operations (currently housed in Chandler, Arizona), improved and expanded dock space to accommodate the increasing traffic for the company’s resale and recycling operations and increased inventory space to respond to heightened demand from school districts and community nonprofits for needed technology as well as partners’ incoming technology assets, ER2 says.

“We’re excited for this next chapter in our company,” Ko says. “Our growth has been a blessing, and we hope to take this opportunity to further our positive impact in our communities locally, nationally and globally.”

Formed in 2010, ER2 says it is an R2 (Responsible Recycling Practices) certified electronics recycler, partnering with large companies to refresh their technology hardware through secure, responsible and efficient recycling while refurbishing the enterprise grade hardware for reuse. It handles approximately 500,000 pounds of electronic assets per month.