Business opportunities before and amid COVID-19 have helped drive capacity growth at reuse-focused Sage Sustainable Electronics. This year, the ITAD company doubled the size of its Columbus, Ohio headquarters location. It also moved into a sprawling former Arrow Electronics plant in Reno, quadrupling Sage’s West Coast square footage. Sage has been able to sustain business during the COVID-19 shutdowns. As was the case with many ITAD and e-scrap recycling companies, inbound volumes plummeted after business and institution shutdowns went into effect. But Sage’s range of fee-based offerings helped maintain business and offset the impacts of a dip in asset refresh activity. Those other services include asset redeployments, donations management, storage for contingent inventory, and more. Meanwhile, demand for used equipment has remained hot. Seeing the need for additional processing capacity, Sage is looking to open a third processing facility – and possibly a fourth, depending on how the COVID-19 recovery goes.

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