ERI celebrates first anniversary in new headquarters in renovated Badin Business Park

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) today celebrated its first anniversary as the first occupant of the newly-renovated Badin Business Park.  ERI Chairman and CEO John Shegerian is shown below with ERI Badin employees behind him and Alcoa's Chief Sustainability Officer Kevin Anton to the right.

ERI, the nation’s largest privately-held recycler of electronic waste, announced in May 2011 that it would locate its southeast regional recycling hub in Badin, NC.  A job fair to fill the initial 20 - 30 openings held in July 2011 drew 750 applicants.  ERI began operations that summer in a temporary location within the Badin Business Park.  In May 2012 the company moved into its permanent 165,000 square foot facility.  One year later, the company now employs about 65, and plans to expand its operations to eventually employ between 150 and 200.  ERI and Alcoa have invested $10 million to renovate the facility, which includes "smog eating" panels on the front of the building.

Alcoa has spent over $15 million so far to renovate the former Badin works aluminum smelting plant into a 123-acre business park with rail, gas, and electric infrastructure for future development for manufacturing.  The renovation is close to completion, with satellite imagery from Google Earth showing the ERI facility at the south end of the Business Park, the former pot-lining buildings with their giant cranes awaiting new tenants, and open space available for development on the west and north sides of the park.

AFTER: The Badin Business Park, February 18, 2013.

BEFORE: Badin Business Park, site of Alcoa's former Badin Works, July 21, 2011.

 

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Tags: Alcoa, Badin Business Park, Badin Works, ERI, Electronic Recyclers International, John Shegerian, Kevin Anton

Comment by flowerchild on May 30, 2013 at 2:45pm

The Business Wire published the story of ERI's anniversary celebration:  http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130529006476/en/ERI-Celebra....  The Charlotte Observer turned it into a story that Alcoa "could" sell the Yadkin Project: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/29/4073921/alcoa-could-sel...

Comment by another David on May 30, 2013 at 11:58pm

There's a particularly notable statement in Bruce Henderson's Charlotte Observer article:   "State studies reported this month, meanwhile, appeared to shift the blame from Alcoa for contamination of its Yadkin lakes by the cancer-causing chemicals called PCBs."

State and federal environmental agencies never did blame Alcoa for the PCBs found in fish.  That was the Yadkin Riverkeeper.  At least one reporter has caught on.

 

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