Austin, TX, August 11, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- ROUND2 INC. announced today the opening of a new processing facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The 258,000 square foot facility will be dedicated to the processing and recycling of end-of-life electronics and will increase ROUND2’s processing capacity by 52 percent allowing ROUND2 to deliver its innovative services more efficiently to the Southeastern U.S. market. The facility is expected to process in excess of 4MM pounds of material per month.
“Our strategic expansion into Atlanta creates green jobs and aligns with our commitment to support the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship developed by U.S. federal agencies, including the EPA and the GSA,” said Paul Adamson, ROUND2’s VP of Corporate Development. “The Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Department of Economic Development and QuickStart Technical College System of Georgia were all very helpful in the site selection process. Over the next 12 months we plan to hire 200 employees for this electronics ReDistribution Center to divert electronics from landfills and support the U.S. based green economy.”
ROUND2 has additional processing facilities in Austin and Coppell, Texas, as well as Grove City, Ohio totaling 496,000 square feet that encompass the Corporate Headquarters, a Technical Operations Center and end-of-life processing services.
“Georgia is a great consumer of technology, and green companies such as ROUND2 play an important part of the cycle,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “Our top-notch Quick Start workforce development program will play an integral role, and our great Georgia workforce will enable the company to grow and thrive here.”
“Atlanta continues to grow as an advanced manufacturing and renewable energy hub,” said Hans Gant, Senior Vice President of Economic Development for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “ROUND2’s selection of metro Atlanta reinforces our region’s position as a growing center for clean tech sustainable jobs.”
ROUND2 INC. is a leading eRecycling service provider
offering a wide range of integrated asset disposition, technology recovery and recycling solutions. ROUND2’s revenue-based recycling services allow clients to better manage their end-of-life asset retirement process, technology rotation and data security requirements, while maximizing economic returns. ROUND2 is an R2 Certified, ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004, and OHSAS 18001: 2007 registered company.