MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IT asset disposition company MPC will open an 111,000 square foot technology and electronics disposition processing facility in Philadelphia. The new MPC facility will support a 100 percent zero-landfill operation and provide best-in-class services to help its East Coast clients communicate and meet their sustainability initiatives successfully and more effectively.
The MPC processing facility is located at 10551 Decatur Road in northeast Philadelphia and will open in the first quarter of 2011. MPC will take in electronic material and IT-based assets and provide disposition and remarketing services, chain of custody and risk mitigation services, and zero-landfill strategy development.
“We expect to grow here,” said Todd Schachtman, Chief Business Development Officer, MPC. “MPC is opening its first East Coast processing facility to meet rising demand and to deliver more efficient service to our customers.”
“With our new facility, we will duplicate what we’ve done with our Minnesota facility — which means that we will keep setting the highest standards for zero-landfill electronics recycling and technology remarketing,” Schachtman said.
“This project is great news for Philadelphia. Not only did MPC choose to locate this facility in the city rather than another site on the East Coast, but it committed to create at least 90 jobs within three years as part of its agreement with the commonwealth,” said Governor Edward G. Rendell. “We work hard to make smart investments that create jobs and leverage private investment, and we’ve successfully used our economic development programs to bring projects like this one to fruition all across Pennsylvania.”
The Governor’s Action Team, a group of economic development professionals who work directly with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, coordinated the project at the state level.
Pennsylvania provided the company with a $230,000 funding offer through the Department of Community and Economic Development that included an opportunity grant, job training assistance and job creation tax credits.
An East Coast Processing Facility
David Kutoff, President and CEO of MPC, emphasizes that the new facility is a full technology and electronics processing center – not just simply a transfer station to process IT assets elsewhere. “We are pleased to expand our services and capabilities to help our East Coast clients, promote environmental stewardship, and keep their electronics materials out of landfills,” Kutoff said.
MPC estimates that its Philadelphia facility will process approximately 15 million pounds of material in its first year.
"We're thrilled MPC chose Philadelphia for their operations, and we know they've made a smart choice,” said Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “With our combination of innovative approaches to growing the green economy, our position in the center of one of the nation's largest markets, and our unparalleled transportation assets, Philadelphia is a perfect location for businesses like MPC."
MPC is Growing from its Minnesota Base
MPC’s processing center and corporate headquarters, located outside of Minneapolis-St. Paul for 28 years, will process – and keep out of landfills – nearly 40 million pounds of material in 2010. The company holds ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and R2 certifications, and is an active member of industry organizations like BAN-e and NAID. MPC is privately-held and employs nearly 200 people.
The company sees opportunity in addressing business needs for secure and sustainable practices in managing the turnover and disposition of their information technology assets. These include laptops and smart phones as well as servers, routers and drives that might hold business critical information.
“Businesses need to effectively manage chain of custody interests and mitigate risk on their IT equipment assets,” said Alan Yousha, vice president of business development, MPC. “This means ensuring secure data destruction and providing complete assurance to our clients that they are indeed participating in a zero landfill sustainable program.”
MPC is an innovative asset disposition business that is setting the standard for 100 percent zero-landfill electronics recycling and asset remarketing. Founded in 1983, MPC is dedicated to ensuring that its clients maximize value, meet sustainability initiatives and mitigate risk in how they manage IT assets, electronics and other equipment at the end of their natural lifecycle.
MPC provides chain of custody solutions, asset remarketing programs, and risk mitigation services for environmental and data security initiatives. MPC proudly holds R2, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications, and is a pledge signer on the BAN e-Stewards initiative. For more information, visit www.mpc-e.com.