ECS Refining, E-Recycling Leader, Joins Ranks of Top Innovators on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 List

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ECS Refining, well-known ethical e-recycling leader, is selected as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US. ECS gains the elite Inc. 5000 recognition upon heels of receipt of most stringent e-recycling certification in the world – e-Stewards Certification®

The time has come for Americans to easily and safely recycle electronics. As recognized by the 2011 Inc 500|5000 award, ECS is set up to lead this charge! - Mark Robards, vice president of sales, ECS Recycling

ECS Refining, the industry leader in electronic waste recycling and EOL services, is pleased to announce that it was named to the 2011 Inc. 5000 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This is the first year ECS Refining has been added to this impressive list which includes companies such as Spirit Airlines, Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, amongst other prominent winners. ECS Refining was ranked 2896 with year-to-year growth of 96 percent.

As a leader in the environmental services category, the company is enjoying increasing focus by corporations, manufacturers and consumers to responsibly recycle electronic waste (e-waste) on a national scale (SEE VIDEO). In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion.

“ECS Refining is excited to join this list of remarkable companies. We’ve made a concerted effort to excel deployment of our national e-recycling operations as well as enhanced IT Asset Management/Disposition to our services portfolio,” said Jim Taggart, chief executive officer, ECS Refining. “It’s timely this designation comes upon the heels of the news regarding the e-Stewards Certification of our state-of-the-art e-recycling facility in Terrell, Texas. We are now officially e-Stewards Certified®– the most environmentally stringent designation in our industry.”

The ECS Refining Texas processing facility has now officially been certified for the “e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment®”. This is the first fully accredited, independently audited certification program designed to ensure that e-waste will be responsibly and accountably recycled, and not shipped to off shore to developing countries.

“Not only has ECS Refining become part of an exclusive group of e-Steward Certified® members, we’re also gearing up for full operations of our new Stockton, California e-recycling facility,” said Mark Robards, vice president of sales, ECS Refining. “The facility has 270 thousand square feet of space. The time has come for Americans to easily and safely recycle their electronics. As recognized by the 2011 Inc 500|5000 award, ECS is clearly set up to lead this charge!”

About ECS Refining

ECS Refining is a national electronic waste recycling and end-of-life services company with locations in Santa Clara, Stockton, and Gardena, California; Medford, Oregon; and Mesquite and Terrell, Texas. For over 30 years, ECS has provided recovery and refining, asset management, and resale services to attain maximum recovery value for clients, and environmentally sustainable results. We provide recycling solutions for a wide variety of e-waste materials and are committed to applying smart and planet-friendly solutions for our customers. For more information about our operations, and the latest news from ECS Refining, visit http://www.ecsrefining.com.

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