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ATR K12 Programs provide used equipment to students and services to schools
Homeschooling and distance learning? We have hundreds of laptops, tablets and printers!
Is your school refreshing computers? We buy used equipment!

Advanced Technology Recycling is an ITAD company with a national footprint in multiple industries and sectors, from GSA and ITAR projects, to retail, finance, healthcare and education. The team at ATR has watched as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the nature of daily life for practically all Americans, creating a new and uncertain world structured around social distancing and various state-mandated stay-at-home orders.

While healthcare workers are putting in long hours at the hospitals and clinics where they work, a large majority of the population has been sent home to work. This has created a rush to secure the necessary gear and equipment needed to allow workers to log-in from their home offices (or dining-room-tables-turned-temporary-office-desks). Suddenly, a large percentage of the country’s workforce is now working remotely.

But America’s remote workers aren’t the only ones in a scramble to secure the necessary gear and equipment. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting stay-at-home orders, have led to an unprecedented closure of America’s K-12 school system.  As of today, 21 states have ordered school buildings to be closed, affecting at least 124,000 US schools and around 55 million students.

These numbers are staggering, and the implications sobering. Millions of students have been suddenly forced into homeschooling and distance learning, many of them without the necessary equipment needed to study from home. Not every school is on a 1-to-1 program where each student is issued a computing device, and unfortunately even some schools that are on a 1-to-1 program simply do not provide the most reliable equipment. This is leading to students without the equipment they need, or students with equipment or software issues,but no school IT department to handle
the problem.

 ATR is prepared to help both individual students and their families, as well as school districts.    We offer an excellent selection of affordable, tested equipment in our wholesale department.  Interested wholesale buyers can go here to learn more.  We also offer a wide variety of electronics, including PCs, laptops, web cameras, printers and more in our eBay stores.  ATR has something for everyone during these uncertain times.  Interested school districts can reach out to ATR at (fill out the form or chat with someone live) or by calling 1-877-781-7779 to speak to someone about our K-12 one-to-one initiative.  Someone from ATR’s Client Experience Team will be happy to go over our offerings, including equipment warranties and an insurance program that utilizes our own internal tech department.  And if your school needs a pickup, please note that ATR has been deemed an essential part of critical infrastructure; employing our new social distancing guidelines, we can schedule a no-contact pickup for your location. 

The world has changed significantly in the past two months, and we’ve all felt the impact of that change.  No one knows exactly how this will affect the future, or what life will look like in another two months, but one thing is for certain:  business will go on.  It may look different, and overall needs may change drastically, but ATR will be there through it all, helping our customers navigate the changes and find solutions to new issues.

Author: Brodie Ehresman

Brodie Ehresman is one of the originating family owners of the two facilities formed in 1992 and is acting Director of Marketing for ATR.