FEBRUARY 2010

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 Philadelphia, LLC.

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 info@parmc.org. The RMC is supported in part by grant funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.