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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
U.S. Micro Announces Opening of Next-Generation IT Recycling and Distribution Facility in Las Vegas

U.S. Micro Corporation, a pioneer in IT asset disposition (ITAD), announced the official opening of its brand new $20 million, 130,000 sq. ft. next-generation IT recycling and distribution center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The facility enables U.S. Micro to offer customers an industry leading closed-loop process, from the securing of retired IT equipment and data destruction at the customer’s site to reselling or recycling.

The opening celebration and ribbon cutting will take place on January 11, 2012 at 4 p.m., the week of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Tours will be available during an open house from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. The facility is located at 7608 West Teco Avenue and media are invited to attend.

This is a significant expansion for the company, which anticipates rapid increase in demand for data destruction and electronics recycling across the $5 billion U.S. industry.

U.S. Micro Warns Companies at CES about Security and Environmental Risks of Data-Rich Devices

As new technology is unveiled during CES, U.S. Micro warns that the proliferation of data-rich devices in the workplace poses significant security and environmental challenges for companies.

Jim Kegley, founder, president and CEO of U.S. Micro said: "Companies need to be concerned about what happens to their retired IT assets. They must consider the impact on their reputation – and ultimately their pocketbook – if data is lost or if old equipment is thrown into a landfill. Too few top executives are aware of how important managing end-of-life IT issues is to their company.

U.S. Micro disposes of more than one million pieces of IT equipment annually and has never had a single data breach.

U.S. Micro Corporation
Since 1995, U.S. Micro Corporation has been a major innovator and leader in enterprise IT data security. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., U.S. Micro serves Fortune 500 companies that demand the highest levels of data security and environmental stewardship. Committed to a 100 percent no landfill policy, the company refurbishes and sells approximately 90 percent of the equipment it processes; the remaining 10 percent is EPA-compliantly recycled at its Next-Generation IT Demanufacturing and Distribution Center in Las Vegas. U.S. Micro is R2, G.R.A.D.E. (Green Recycling Asset Disposal for the Enterprise), ISO 14001:2004 and Payment Card Industry (PCI) certified. It is also a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher and holds the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2, Type II designation.