EPC Named 2017 Employer of the Year in the Service Category

St. Charles, MO- EPC, Inc. is proud to announce that we have been recognized as the 2017 Employer of the Year in the Service Category for the city of St. Charles! Dan Fuller, CEO, accepted this award on EPC’s behalf during a luncheon on Thursday, May 4th, 2017, where the Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce presented the five St. Charles City Awards, as well as three Chamber of Commerce Awards. We take great pride in providing the best service to all of our customers and appreciate this great recognition from the city of St. Charles.

EPC, Inc. was founded more than 30 years ago and have prided themselves with supplying our customers with great service from the start. Whether you need assistance with data security, IT asset disposition, or servicing your home computer, our award-winning, experienced technicians are ready to assist you in any way possible.

Interested in learning more about our services?

New Recycling Facility in Wright City

St. Charles, MO- EPC, a national leader in recycling and proper handling and disposal of used IT and electronic equipment, has moved into a larger, state-of-art facility in Wright City, MO. The $5 million dollar facility is 104,000 square feet and replaces the existing 65,000 SF recycling operation in Earth City. EPC anticipates business volume to increase by 20% initially, with additional growth anticipated.

“The leadership in Wright City embraced our vision for the new recycling facility,” said Dan Fuller, President of EPC.  “They listened to our needs, and helped us find the right location that would meet our current requirements and allow for future growth. They were also instrumental in working with our employees to help them relocate into the area.”

EPC’s Wright City recycling facility features a $1.7 million magnetic optical sorter shredding machine which includes smart technology, automating the process of sorting and decommissioning computer equipment and eliminates the human risk associated with decommissioning. The sorter also has the capabilities to learn processes, and improve performance based on logging and avoiding previous mistakes. This capability, and this piece of equipment, positions EPC at the top level of technology recycling facilities in the country.

“Large corporations take the decommissioning of their IT equipment very seriously, and rightfully so,” said Fuller. “It’s our job to help ensure that this process is handled properly. That’s why it was important for us to build one of the most advanced facilities in the United States, with processes, technology and certifications to give our clients, especially data-sensitive organizations, the confidence to know that the job is being done properly.”

The new facility currently employs 70 people, with plans to grow by an additional 20 employees in the next 12 months. Banze Construction was the design-build contractor. The project was self funded through operations and its parent company CSI Leasing.

About EPC

EPC is an approved electronics recycler with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR). EPC is officially certified with the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) and is a Ban Certified e-Steward. EPC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSI Leasing, Inc., which has operations throughout North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. For more about EPC visit www.epcusa.com. Information about CSI is available at www.csileasing.com.

EPC Electronics Recycling Center

100 S. Stringtown Road
Wright City, MO 63390
636-410-0488
FAX: 314-344-0071
Receiving Hours 7am-3pm CT

An ISO 14001-certified facility
An e-Stewards-certified facility
NAID-certified facility

Download EPC’s “IT Security Risks – Overlooked Vulnerabilities & Best Practices” White Paper

You spend thousands of dollars and untold hours of time to protect the data in your company– well. Maybe you don’t.

Whether you provide attention to your company’s security or not, be sure to take just a few minutes to download our newest tool to help you understand the important parts of what “Overlooked Security Vulnerabilities” that will change the way you provide time and budget to your company.

Holiday Giftaway Winners & Very Happy 2014 Holidays…

Our thanks to all of you that took the time to enter in to EPC, Inc.’s 2014 Holiday Giftaway project! Hundreds of shares and thousands of visits made for a very busy and prosperous time inside our Social Media Headquarters and we can’t wait to provide these great gifts to those that won!

epc-giftaway-laptop-wiinner-2014Our first winner – of our Business User Holiday Giftaway: A Dell D630 Laptop – is Remains, Inc: Textile Recycling/Vintage Wholesale in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1981, Remains is a used clothing ^ textile recycler in Stouth St. Louis. They process materials for either reuse in export markets or recycle those materials into the wiper and fiber markets. They’re located at 3340 Morgan Ford Road in St. Louis, MO 63116 and are open from 8am-4pm. Be sure to stop in to understand more about how their business operates and congratulate them on a great win by participating in a one-of-a-kind project on Facebook! You can check out their website at remainsinc.com and don’t forget to ‘Like’ their business presence on Faceboook!

Our second and final winner – of an iPad3 for a Home User – inside this year’s 2014 EPC, Inc. Holiday Giftaway is: Mr. Aaron Corson of St. Louis, MO! Aaron, along with a very large count of home users shared our content to score a great iPad3! The iPad3 is the perfect, mobile companion that are also available in EPC, Inc’s 5500sqft Retail Showroom right now! Congratulations, Aaron!

The holidays are the perfect time for all of us to revel in the memories, experiences and family that we all hold so dear. Technology can bring new, and vibrant avenues to remember it all, and we hope that – along with great programs like EPC’s Holiday epc-giftaway-i-pad-wiinner-2014Giftaways, you’ll visit EPC, Inc. when the time comes to add new technology to your home or business.

Look for more great Giftaways as 2015 arrives and from the entire staff at EPC, Inc. – our thanks to everyone that participated, shared, commented and more during a time of giving that we always find fulfilling.

Happy Holidays, from EPC, Inc.!

Shutting Down or Moving? How to Choose the Right Asset Disposition and Remarketing Partner

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From Patrick Mann: ITAD SalesEPC, Inc.

Whether you’re a property manager, an IT or data center manager, a lessor, or a liquidation manager, when your company charges you with disposition of physical IT assets, there’s little room for error. Because of the unplanned and chaotic nature of the situations that call for IT asset disposition, you’re often up against a hard deadline and a shifting, disorganized environment.

When disposing of IT assets in these situations, your task is to mitigate the risk to your organization and get the job done quickly.

Common situations that call for quick disposition of IT assets include:

• Bankruptcy
• Consolidation
• Merger
• Data center merger
• Downsizing
• Closing a division or data center

Usually, when these situations occur, the property manager or IT manager doesn’t have much time to plan and manage the disposition. In these chaotic situations, often the best approach to asset disposition is to partner with an experienced asset disposition solution provider or equipment re-marketer with the expertise and facilities to handle the logistical challenge.

Here are three things to consider when evaluating a potential asset disposition partner:

• Expertise: Is the solution provider familiar with your equipment? A trained representative can appraise the equipment on site and tell you whether or not it’s worth removing. In some situations, understanding each party’s obligations and liability for data security and the equipment itself will determine the best disposition process. An expert in reverse logistics and asset disposition can help you sort through the different scenarios.

• Ability: It sounds the same as expertise, but it’s not. You can find people who know a lot about reselling equipment, but are they able to utilize company employees and bring in the labor to move the equipment out before your deadline? Do they have certified processes for handling and destroying data? When you’re working with a strict timetable—perhaps you’ve been allocated a certain number of days by a bankruptcy court or your company’s lease is expiring—you need a solution provider who knows the equipment and can move it out quickly and efficiently and ensure data security

• Logistics: Where is the equipment going? How is it getting there? Is it being packed and handled to prevent damage and maintain maximum resale value? Is the chain of custody clear and secure?

• Value: The financial value your organization is getting back through the asset disposition should be an important factor when deciding on a solution provider, but it should not be the only one. Consider all of your costs such as the use of internal resources, transportation to far away facilities, as well risks of data breach or environmental non-compliance. The costs could outweigh the value of the assets themselves. The right asset disposition partner will help you minimize all of the costs and the risks while maximizing the return.

When you’re under the clock because of a merger, bankruptcy, data center closing, or another similar scenario, you don’t want to make mistakes. Partnering with a responsible and experienced IT asset disposition provider can make the difference between a smooth, organized process, and a chaotic, disorganized one.

Interesting New Numbers on Data Breaches – The Numbers Will Stack Up Against YOUR Company

From Eric Levy: ITAD Sales, EPC, Inc.

EPC, Inc, now in it’s 30th year of business, continues to be a centerpiece of information in regard to Data Security. We have been offering companies of all sizes options that ensure compliance with specific industry standards to help protect companies reputation and information. A recent article from DataBreaches.Net shows just how important it is to be compliant.

“Nearly 1 in 4 data breach letter recipients became a victim of identity fraud, with breaches involving Social Security numbers to be the most damaging.”

This is a staggering number and cannot be overlooked. That means that if your company had an “average sized” Data Breach from a mishandled asset or drive of 554 leaked names*, you would have 139 customers or clients that now have had their entire identity taken from them. This is a process that can take from 3-7 years to reclaim not to mention the untold number of dollars that it will cost YOUR COMPANY to make this happen.

The next time you have retired assets that your boss told you to “get rid of” don’t just think of your potential feel good moment of running into that boss’ office and telling him you got rid of all of those “old” computers and were able to do it for no money. Think about that boss’ reaction when you have to tell him the guy that did it for free just stole you client’s identities and you now have to deal with the absolute costs associated with a breach – along with the unknown costs of lost business. EPC offers true, peace of mind and for very little time on your part. We offer fluid solutions to fit any company in any industry.

Contact EPC and learn more about our Industry-leading Data Security operations. We would love to help you review your protocols to make sure you are compliant within your industry.

*The data to describe an average size breach is from 2012. We expect the average size of a breach to continue to grow exponentially for the foreseeable future.

Please feel free to contact EPC and learn more about our Industry leading Data Security operations. We would love to help you review your protocols to make sure you are compliant within your industry.

A New Year is Upon Us: EPC Closed for New Year…

EPC, Inc. hopes that everyone had a prosperous and memorable Christmas Holiday! EPC will be closing for the New Year Holiday weekend at the end of business Friday December 30th at 6pm, and will reopen Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012.

EPC looks forward to providing more great savings, deals and solutions in 2012 and are appreciative of your time, interest and feedback. Please be sure to visit our New/Social Media streams on the Internet (via Facebook and Twitter )to tell us more about how we can meet your needs. Award-winning customer service is a hallmark of EPC, and we are eager to see what this new year will hold for us in new arenas.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

EPC Closed for the Christmas Holiday

EPC, Inc. hopes that you and your families will have the best holiday ever! EPC will be closed Saturday December 24th, 25th & 26th, 2011. We will be reopening on December 27th at 9am. Thank you for choosing EPC!

The Value of Facebook Helps EPC, Inc. Continue to Innovate…

There can be no denying that Facebook, like so many of the other New/Social Media tools available, is a force to be bargained with. With more than 800mil current users and the number climbing quickly daily, the networking power of Facebook has become an avenue of information, marketing and potential profit for any business.

EPC, Inc. would like to remind everyone about their Facebook presence online and invites YOU to “Like” EPC in an effort to grow the awareness and viability of our Facebook tether to the Internet.

Simply click here to visit and “Like” our presence on Facebook now!

It’s one of the best ways to find out about our current events, our charity efforts, our recycling initiatives and sales throughout the year. You won’t be sorry you did!

Also be sure to look for a great new sales presence via Facebook for EPC’s Sale Staff. It’s yet another way that EPC, Inc. is using the Internet and New Media to innovate and elevate a great sales experience for our customers!

Do YOU have a Facebook account? Thought about creating a profile for yourself or your company? Tell us in the comments section below how YOU are using Facebook to change the way you communicate, network and do business. We’d love to hear about it!

Help us understand “the Value of Facebook” now.

EPC is a Certified BAN e-Steward Company

Firsts have been a common occurrence at EPC, Inc. over the years. Whether it was launching a different kind of computer company back in 1984, to the pioneering of computer sales on the now online juggernaut eBay, EPC has always had a hand in being the first to launch great new efforts. That tradition continues.

Today, EPC, Inc. was recognized by The Basel Action Network, a global toxic trade watchdog organization, as it’s first Missouri-based e-Stewards-certified across multiple sites. This certification is also the first to span EPC’s multiple facilities that includes EPC’s facilities in Earth City, Kansas City, and Stafford (Houston), Texas.

Please take a moment to read the official press release included below, and congratulations to all of the people whose dedication, hard work and very detail-oriented, long hours help to provide Missouri with a true warrior in the fight against E-waste.

EPC BECOMES FIRST MISSOURI BUSINESS TO RECEIVE MULTI-SITE E-STEWARDS CERTIFICATION

ST. LOUIS, December 20, 2011 — The Basel Action Network (ban.org), a global toxic trade watchdog organization, has announced that EPC, Inc. has achieved e-Stewards® Certification at its St. Charles headquarters, at its e-Scrap facility in Earth City, and at its facilities in Kansas City and Stafford (Houston), Texas. EPC is the first Missouri electronics recycler with multiple facilities to achieve the certification.

EPC’s facilities in Las Vegas and Columbia, SC have been recommended for certification and are expected to be officially certified by the end of 2011.

“EPC has long been committed to the strongest and most demanding environmental standards,” said Dan Fuller, founder and President of EPC. “We have built a national and international reputation on adherence to the highest ethical guidelines. Acknowledgement of our efforts by the impartial and exacting auditors of Orion Registrar is greatly appreciated by us as recognition of the dedication of our trained and motivated staff at our facilities in St. Louis, Kansas City and in metropolitan Houston.”

Setting EPC apart from others in the industry, the e-Stewards certification serves as recognition of conformance to strict operational standards including proper health and safety processes, no land-filling of toxic wastes and the protection of data-sensitive materials. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports e-Stewards certification and, along with rest of the federal government, has committed to only using certified electronics recyclers for management of electronic waste. The U.S. government is the largest generator of electronic waste in the world.

“By achieving e-Stewards certification, EPC joins an elite group of recyclers that have successfully completed rigorous independent audits to verify conformance with the highest standard for responsible e-recycling,” said BAN executive director Jim Puckett. “Only certified e-Stewards recyclers ensure customers that their hazardous electronic waste is not exported to developing countries and will be recycled in accordance with the most secure practices in the world.”

Contact: Basel Action Network
Lauren Roman, e-Stewards Business Director
206-652-5555
Lroman@e-stewards.org

Contact: EPC
Dave Beal, Vice President
636-443-1999
dave.beal@epcusa.com

About e-Stewards Certification
The e-Stewards Certification program, created by the Basel Action Network (BAN), formally recognizes electronics recyclers that adhere to environmentally and socially responsible practices when recovering hazardous electronic materials. It is the first such program backed by environmental organizations and major corporations alike. The accredited third-party audited certification program is supported by the USEPA and is endorsed by Greenpeace USA, the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Electronics TakeBack Coalition and 68 other environmental organizations. It has also drawn the public support of major corporate “e-Stewards Enterprises,” including Alcoa, LG, Bank of America, Nestle and Wells Fargo.

About EPC
EPC, Inc. is a recognized recycler with the State of Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the largest DNR-certified electronics waste recycling facility in Missouri. The company maintains a zero landfill policy and zero export of unprocessed equipment overseas. It is a member of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the National Recycling Coalition, the Missouri Recycling Association, the St. Louis Regional Partnership for Electronics Recovery, the Missouri Partnership for Electronics Recovery, the National Association for Information Destruction and the Investment Recovery Association.

EPC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSI Leasing, Inc., the largest independent IT leasing company in the United States. EPC offers a wide variety of PC-related services, including new and used PC systems, parts and repair services, networking design, web design, web site hosting, repairs and upgrades, and IT asset management services. For more information, contact EPC at 636-443-1999 or visit .epcusa.com. More information about CSI is available at www.csileasing.com.