NEW YORK Oregon
scrap metals recycler Export Global Metals Inc. has begun
construction on a new electronics recycling arm that it aims to
have operating by October.
Ore.-based company said it will invest $4 million in an
electronics end-of-life shredding and processing system to
become the first processor in Oregon with this capability.
EG Metals will be able
to provide secured chain-of-custody transportation, full
video-documented destruction and sorting of all computer
electronics, including hard drives and circuit boards, into
source metal commodities like copper, aluminum, tin and
plastics, the company said.
"Being able to
securely transport, process and separate computer electronic
components domestically will increase our ability to service
large commercial customers concerned about how and where their
computers and their computer data is being processed," said
Peter Van Houten, general manager and vice president of
The company said construction and implementation of the new
equipment will begin this month, with full production expected
to start by the end of September.