Intechra Makes Its Debut as Leading Tech Recycler; New Name for One of the Pioneers of Commercial Electronics Recycling

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One of the pioneering companies in the business of commercial recycling of technology products is now Intechra, LLC, formerly known as Recycled Computers International, LLC and before that as Resource Concepts, Inc (RCI).

One of the pioneering companies in the business of commercial recycling of technology products is now Intechra, LLC, formerly known as Recycled Computers International, LLC and before that as Resource Concepts, Inc (RCI).

Founded by entrepreneur Ray Chapman in 1987 as Resource Concepts, Inc., Intechra is now recognized as one of the leaders in the young and fast-growing industry. In Spring 2004, Chapman sold the company to a private investor group, led by Votum Capital, of Jackson, MS. The new owners renamed the company Recycled Computers International, LLC.

Board chairman Chip Slack said the new corporate identity is meant to suggest a new, bolder vision for the company, with a clear focus on integrity and technology. Slack said the company intends to set the industry standard for the integrity of its business processes, particularly data destruction, and integrity in its dealings with customers, vendors, employees and investors. He said the company also will expand its recycling and remarketing services.

In October, Intechra named Cindy Brannon, recruited from Hewlett Packard, as its new CEO. Brannon brings to Intechra more than 18 years of corporate management experience in the technology industry.

Housed in a state-of-the-art, 193,000 sq ft facility in Carrollton, TX, near Dallas, Intechra provides one-stop recycling services for both obsolete and remarketable computer equipment. Intechra’s services address the critical triangle of computer recycling and remarketing: Investment Recovery; Data Destruction and E-Waste Recycling with Environmental Liability Protection. It is one of the few companies in the industry that offers all three services at one location.

For data destruction, Intechra uses the Department of Defense standard method and other methods that ensure the original owner’s information is removed and rendered unrecoverable.

Intechra provides recycling services for major computer manufacturers such as Dell, Hewlett Packard, and Gateway, and to businesses such as banks, professional service firms, hospitals and manufacturing companies.

It sells refurbished and almost-new computers, peripherals, and spare parts through its retail division, Outlet Computer Store and OutletComputer.com, and through a vast network of dealers and distributors in the USA and in foreign markets. In fact, 70 per cent of the products handled by Intechra are remarketed. Intechra itself runs on refurbished computer equipment.

No Intechra products are shipped to foreign markets unless they are in good working condition, have resale value and the foreign brokers and dealers meet Intechra’s tough standards for remarketing. Proceeds from the sale of refurbished equipment are shared with the original owners or manufacturers.

Since the company’s founding, it has received eight patents on its end-of-life processing and has opened the door for new uses of recycled base materials. It has received numerous local, state, and national awards for its recycling achievements. It was one of the first recyclers to adopt the “Electronics Recycler’s Pledge of True Stewardship”. Recently, the Gartner Group named Intechra (previously Recycled Computers International) as one of the leading commercial recyclers for the technology industry in the U.S.

For more information on the company visit, http://www.intechra.com, and for information on refurbished and almost-new computer equipment visit http://www.outletcomputer.com.

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