Great Lakes Electronics Corp. on Greenfield on the city's far west side takes away old computers monitors, printers and other assorted electronics for a small fee and brings more jobs here.
The company also performs asset recovery by de-manufacturing, destroying and remarketing the materials they receive from private and commercial businesses.
From school districts to community recycling drives to big corporations like Quicken Loans, GLE has decreased electronic waste while increasing growth.
"We're anticipating in the neighborhood of 50 million pounds of material passing through our docks this year," says Kerry Grushoff, vice president of Great Lakes Electronic Corp.
The firm is about 150 people strong with about a third of those people in Detroit. It hired nearly 40 people last year over its six locations --Michigan, Florida, Canada and soon, Illinois-- and intends to do the same this year if growth continues at its current pace.
Want to know more? Check out this interview with President Nathan Zack.