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IBM opens China's 1st factory to refurbish old computers
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IBM announces that it has opened the first facility in China to refurbish and resell old computer servers, a market expected to grow to $2 billion in that country by 2014. For decades, the export of electronic waste from the United States, Europe and Asia has raised concerns about the impact on local environments and the low-paid workers who dismantle toxic-laden computers and other gear to recover valuable metals and parts. More

Students refurbish computers
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In partnership with ACCEL and JAG Ohio, selected students from Zanesville High School have created a new business. JAG Ohio students created MadKat Technologies to help them learn business strategies, marketing, and computer imaging and refurbishing. More

Ink cartridge firm makes a million
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As a high school English teacher Lauren Elward, 33, blew through hundreds of ink cartridges printing out syllabuses and handouts for her students. Convinced there had to be a cheaper way to replenish ink, Lauren launched Castle Ink in 2005 out of her Greenlawn, N.Y., home. The company retails repurposed ink cartridges for printers and toners from at least seven different companies, including Lexmark, HP and Epson. More

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LKQ acquires Canadian automobile recycler
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LKQ Corp., based in Chicago, has announced that one of its subsidiaries has acquired Lecavalier Auto Parts Inc., an automotive recycling company headquartered in Quebec. LKQ provides aftermarket and recycled collision replacement parts and refurbished collision replacement products. More

Council works to change purchasing policies toward remanufactured equipment
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Today, many governments around the world do not purchase remanufactured or reconditioned equipment. The Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League, working with representatives from 13 other industries, hopes to change that. Bill Schofield, PEARL past president and president of Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc. attended a Remanufacturing Industries Council Executive Leadership Team Meeting in October as a CBS and PEARL representative. More

MISCOR Group reports improved revenue and earnings for 2011
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MISCOR Group, Ltd., a provider of electro-mechanical repair and complementary services to a broad range of industries, recently announced financial results for the full year ending Dec. 31. Following the completion of significant restructuring, changed senior leadership and a refocused strategic plan implemented over the last year, the parent company of Magnetech Industrial Services, Inc. and HK Engine Components, LLC achieved annual profitability for the first time since going public in August 2006. More

Mobile industry eyes savings by recycling
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More than a billion mobile phones are made every year, but less than 1 percent are recycled, experts say, noting that billions of dollars could be saved if consumers go green. "Sometimes the size of a phone is deceiving for the perception of the impact it does to the environment," said Sprint Nextel vice president of product, Fared Adib. More

TransAxle named 2012 Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year
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At the HDRG Remanufacturing Summit, the Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association awarded TransAxle its "Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award." The award is given to a company or individual who has demonstrated innovative ways to create and grow a successful business model and in the process supported industry efforts to advance the science of remanufacturing. More

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