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February 12, 2014

Rep. Cross’ Ovation Award goes to Vintage Tech Recyclers

Tom Cross

Posted by Josh Wessell 30sc on February 11, 2014

PLAINFIELD – Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego) presented his semi-annual Ovation to Business Award to Vintage Tech Recyclers, LLC today in recognition of their leadership in sustaining our planet, growing local jobs and giving back to the community.

“Vintage Tech Recyclers are a phenomenal example of a small, locally-owned business making a global impact,” said Rep. Cross. “Karrie Gibson and her staff continue to make a tremendous difference as global leaders in the recycling industry and through their generous civic and charitable donations. We are honored to recognize them today for every way in which they serve our community.”

Vintage Tech Recyclers, located at 14110 S. Route 59 in Plainfield, was founded by Karrie Gibson in 2005 to promote environmentally safe and cost-efficient ways to reuse, donate and recycle the hi-tech waste of modern society. Last year they purchased the former Fox Valley Press facility at 135th Street and Route 59 to expand operations and create new jobs.

“Giving back to the community and supporting good local jobs is a part of our mission,” said Karrie Gibson, founder and owner of Vintage Tech Recyclers. “It is a pleasure to accept this award on behalf of our talented and dedicated staff.”

Vintage Tech manages the disposal of used electronics and computer equipment for little or no cost using a “no landfill” policy on all recyclable items. They handle all aspects of the recycling process from start to finish; including palletizing or packaging, pick-up service, software and data removal, and revenue sharing on any equipment with resale value.

Vintage Tech routinely donates working computers and materials to schools, the Illinois State Police, Chicago Fire Department, local food banks and women’s shelters. In addition, the company’s Habitat for Humanity partnership will fund construction of homes in Illinois and other states.

Founder Karrie Gibson has also succeeded in fulfilling her mission to contribute to the economic prosperity of the local community in growing her workforce by double digits. Vintage Tech recently committed to creating 25 new full-time jobs, retaining 60 full-time jobs and making a capital investment of $6.1 million over the next two years to expand their facility in Plainfield.                                          

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