Sims Metal Management, which operates recycling facilities in 260 countries across five continents, announced it has purchased a business in Elkridge.
Since its founding in 2003, E-Structors of Elkridge has won recognition for its service in the community as a champion of sustainability, breaking down electronics into commodities like metal, glass and plastic and reusing devices that are still functional.
In 2006, E-Structors contracted with Howard County to process all of its e-cyclable materials from the landfill.
In 2011, the Elkridge business won the Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award after it reduced its own waste to the point where it was landfill-free.
With the purchase of E-Structors, Sims Recycling Solutions (the North American division of Sims) makes its first entry into Maryland and the D.C. area.
Having a location in the Baltimore-Washington corridor enhances the ability of Sims Recycling Solutions to serve clients in the federal government, specifically the Department of Defense, the president of Sims Recycling Solutions said in a press release.
Terms of the purchase were not disclosed, according to Waste Management World.
The founders of E-Structors, Mike and Julie Keough, were not immediately available for comment.
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