On hand for the grand opening event were CRA President and CEO John Shegerian, Fresno Mayor Alan Autry, former Secretary of State Bill Jones, San Francisco Giants pitching coaches Mark Gardner and Dave Righetti, and various members of the Fresno business, University, and non-profit communities. The group came together to celebrate the launch of the state-of-the-art facility designed for the recycling of consumer electronics.
"As a longtime member of the Fresno business community, I am particularly proud of our accomplishments here today," said Shegerian, the Fresno-based entrepreneur also responsible for successful ventures such as FinancialAid.com and the Bulldog Brewing Company. "This new facility is the harbinger of a new and powerful American industry and places Fresno at the epicenter of a trend that will bring more jobs and a cleaner environment to our communities."
CRA is the only electronic recycling facility in the state that de-manufactures, recycles and crushes the cathode ray tubes found in computer monitors, televisions and other types of video equipment. Its revolutionary cathode ray tube crushers provide the capability of processing more than 1500 units per hour. The facility is capable of processing up to 5 million pounds of e-waste per month and provides central California with its first facility for dropping off unwanted televisions and computer monitors free-of-charge, M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CRA accepts computer monitors, televisions, AV equipment, outdated computers, peripherals, PDAs and RMAs, LCD monitors, LCD televisions, laptops, plasma screens, fax machines, copiers, and other electronic items. The facility is approved by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) as an authorized outlet and all activities within are monitored by a state-of-the-art surveillance and security camera system. All electronic components are 100% recycled and easily traceable with the use of CRA's unique bar coded reports, which CRA provides, along with Certificates of Assured Destruction (COAD) that insure all materials are being disposed of properly, and remove liability from customers.
Computer Recyclers of America (CRA) is the largest recycler of electronic waste in the State of California. With headquarters in San Diego and Fresno, CRA is licensed to de-manufacture, recycle and crush the cathode ray tubes found in computer monitors, televisions and other types of video equipment. For more information about eRecycling, visit http://www.computerrecyclersofamerica.com.