Electronics recycling facility launched in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (RMC) at Penn
State Harrisburg has played a key role in the creation
of a $10 million electronics recycling facility, Kuusakoski
At full production, the state-of-the-art electronics
recycling facility will create approximately 30 skilled,
technical jobs while domestically recovering a minimum
of 15,000 tons of recycled consumer electronics annually.
The Kuusakoski processing technology, which is presently
operated at locations in Finland, Sweden and Russia,
is the first-of-its-kind introduced to the United States.
The new facility is anticipated to be fully operational
by late 2010.
The RMC provided management support through all phases
of the economic development project including: business
planning; loan, grant, and tax credit coordination; facilitation
of opportunities with the state Departments of Environmental
Protection and Community and Economic Development; introduction
to the Governor’s Action Team; introduction to the Philadelphia
Industrial Development Authority; introduction to the
Center for International Regulatory Assistance; and technology
and process validation.
Organized as a non-profit 501c(3) corporation, the Pennsylvania
Recycling Markets Center, Inc. is a leader in developing
and expanding recycling markets. The RMC is Pennsylvania’s
keystone portal of environmental, economic development,
and manufacturing resources leading to end use of recycled
commodities and products. Headquartered at Penn State
Harrisburg with satellite offices near Pittsburgh, the
RMC can be contacted at 717-948-6660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RMC is supported in part by grant funds from the
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.