Integrated Recycling Technologies Inc. (IRT), Monticello, Minnesota, has announced it is moving to a new 238,000-square-foot facility, which will increase the company's presence in the global information technology asset disposition (ITAD) and resale markets, the company says in a news release.
The company says the move from its 42,000-square-foot facility will facilitate IRT’s plans to upgrade its current extended producer responsibility (EPR) system. The new system will allow customers to access real-time status of their equipment. In addition, the new facility will “foster better efficiency” and “drive better customer service, data security and reliability.”
“The move allows us to streamline and improve an already extremely efficient process,” says IRT Chief Operations Officer David Owens. “The new layout allows a seamless process to be laid out from the receiving area to ‘finished good’ shipment without the chance of crossing areas.”
Owens adds, “It will allow us to focus on the large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), state contracts and corporate companies that we had stayed away from in the past.”
In addition, IRT plans to expand processing capabilities from 32 million pounds per year to 80 to 100 million pounds per year, as well as grow its resale department.
“I believe this move puts IRT in a great position to become the industry leader of electronics recycling and reuse,” says IRT President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Budd.
Established in 1997 by Budd, IRT specializes in the recycling of electronic scrap and precious metals.