On July 1st, the Naples Daily News featured SMS Assembly in an article highlighting how our company is transforming itself into one of the nations premiere electronics recyclers and data destruction companies. *Note: the link above requires a subscription to read the full write-up.* The article, titled “From Trash To Cash”, highlights our success in helping businesses of all sizes make smart decisions with e-waste. Recently, a Fortune-ranked business earned roughly $70,000 on one transaction, which was $60,000 more than anticipated. IT asset disposition is becoming big business, and we’re evolving to help meet the needs of today’s business market.
25 years ago, we started out as a computer memory manufacturer in California. Now we buy unwanted or end-of-life IT assets and share the profits with businesses that supply them. As one of only 400 facilities with R2 certification worldwide, we’re expecting rapid growth. From 2008 through 2011, our revenues increased by 35% annually. They’ve remained steady since 2011, including an influx of new talent to help us deal with increasing volume and demand.
One of our goals is to keep items we can’t sell out of landfills. EPA studies have shown that 80% to 85% of all electronics eventually end up in dumps or landfills, adding roughly 2.3 billion pounds of e-waste annually. We achieve this by shredding or melting end-of-life IT assets and salvaging usable parts, which end up on eBay or in the hands of some of our long-time buyers. As one of our employees recently quipped, “The only thing that gets thrown away around here is leftover lunch!”
To help us align with the goals of some of our largest customers, those in healthcare, education and government specifically, we also provide industry-leading secure data destruction. We wipe memory clean to Department of Defense standards, which includes overwriting the data three times to ensure any sensitive information is completely removed and untraceable. Another aspect of our plan to help large-volume customers is to continue expanding our operations. We’re currently in talks with Collier County’s Business Development Director, Bruce Register, to see explore tapping local business incentives to help our expansion efforts. “[SMS] is solving an environmental issue by having a source or useful destination for products that are no longer part of the typical business operation”, said Register. “He’s finding a purpose for those and it’s an excellent business model.”
Find out for yourself just how easy it is monetize your used IT assets and safely dispose of sensitive business data. Call us today at 239-596-2254 or fill out a short form by clicking this link.