Educational Foundation Receives a Technology Donation from ATR

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June 14, 2019 Birmingham AL, local educational foundation receives a technology donation from National ITAD firm at the request of loaned executives committed to empowering local graduates.

BEF Donation from ATR
BEF representatives proudly accept new laptops from ATR Birmingham crew.

In 2008 over 2,000 stakeholders from the City of Birmingham began the first of 127 community meetings to discuss the challenges educators and parents are faced with when students drop out of school. Statistics show High School dropouts are 8x more likely to go to prison, 50% less likely to vote, and are not eligible for a staggering 90% of new jobs being created in today’s booming economy.

“This was an important call to action” said David Gray, Business Development Manager for ATR (Advanced Technology Recycling) a nationwide Electronics Recycling and ITAD Management firm with a location in nearby Hoover AL. “We were contacted by a great customer of ours that has a long tradition of working within the Birmingham community.” continued Gray.

The BEF (Birmingham Educational Foundation) which is a certified 501(c) (3) organization works with business and community leaders alike to help students achieve their college, career, and life readiness goals.

ATR was pleased to present 15 laptop computers to the BEF to support their efforts. These laptops will be put to good use by the local graduates of the Birmingham City School systems who will use them as they move into the next stage of their education. ATR shares BEF’s sense of urgency to help students reach their full potential through a set of core principles: Collaboration, Communication, Innovation and Belief.

“As we enter year two of supporting Birmingham City School alums as they pursue their dreams after high school, we are gratified with the support of our community. We strive to utilize this support to help equip each graduate with tools they need to succeed such as laptops. At the Birmingham Education Foundation, we aspire to build a diverse network to empower our students, and here we are well on our way to do so to help build a true alumni movement.” said J.W. Carpenter Executive Director for BEF.

About ATR
Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) is a Certified Woman Owned, US Based, Nationwide Company formed in 2002 with 9 locations to meet the growing needs of Business-to-Business customers seeking transparent, compliant ITAM/ITAD solutions providing one of the industry’s most comprehensive electronic recycling and ITAD management service portfolios.

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Authors David Gray and Brodie Ehresman

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Author: Brodie Ehresman

ATR (Advanced Technology Recycling) is a US based ISO14001, R2 (Responsible Recycling), OHSAS 18001 and ITAR (International Traffic Arms Regulations) certified Electronics Recycling company that specializes in risk mitigation for asset recovery and management. The parent company was formed in 1992 and transitioned away from traditional IT Sales/Service in 2002 after receiving (2) of the single largest grants in Illinois history in 2005 and 2006. Today ATR has become an innovative leader for E-waste management by diverting Millions of pounds of e-waste from our landfills annually. Brodie Ehresman is one of the originating family owners of the two facilities formed in 1992 and is currently their National Business Development Manager for the US and Canada. Brodie utilizes his 20+ years of IT background and entrepreneurship to develop innovative sustainable recycling solutions to help his customers improve their triple bottom line. During his tenure Brodie has augmented the company’s regional customer base onto a national platform and is currently developing an international strategy for 2019.