The project included the installation of a state-of-the-art shredder and a proprietary cathode-ray-tube (CRT) dry cleaning system. This equipment enables ERI to safely and effectively process electronic waste. This results in glass, metals, and plastics that can find new homes in products across the country and around the world.
Julie Rhodes, executive director for the Association of Indiana Sold Waste Management Districts, said, “We are pleased that the economic and environmental conditions in Indiana were ideal for ERI to grow their business and green jobs here in Indiana. The 70 solid waste districts across the state rely on our relationships with private sector partners like ERI to offer programs for the safe and responsible management of items that can take a would-be waste and convert it into value-added products.”
Joseph McLain from Congressman Todd Rokita’s office also spoke to the employees and officials on hand.
“The congressman sends his regrets that he could not be here today, but he did have me stop by his house to pick up a 36-inch television that is out in my car,” McLain said. “He wanted me to make sure to make that contribution for him to the facility.”
The workers laughed and said they would gladly help him retrieve the television for recycling.
“This company illustrates just how great our free economy works,” McLain added. “With all your hard work, you continue to make this republic even stronger.”