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From the Backroom to the Boardroom: Integrating Investment Recovery into the Sustainability Value Chain

Sometimes you have to look back to look ahead. For example, let’s take a look at IR’s journey from the backroom to the boardroom over the past five years, starting with an excerpt from a 2014 presentation. Then let’s fast forward to the 2019 Spring Seminar and Trade Show where Tate Duncan, Sr. Sustainable […]

July 12th, 2019|SUSTAINABILITY|

There’s No Business like a Family Business!

A personal look at the secrets of success of two multi-generational businesses.

George Newmark in his own words: G&S Technologies history
For more than 50 years, G&S Technologies has helped utilities, businesses, and industry safely remove and recycle obsolete transformers and other oil-filled electrical equipment.
G&S stands for Gaby Newmark and Zoltan ‘Sol’ Lefkovits, two Hungarian brothers-in-law […]

January 20th, 2019|AUCTIONS|


An interview with four “Rock Stars” in environmental and demolition take the sustainable spotlight in Orlando.

At the 2018 Seminar & Trade Show, Mike Mitchum, CMIR, and Fred Maier co-presented the popular back-to-back sessions “Demo for Dummies” and “Environmental Concerns.” The audience response was more than just rave reviews – they wanted more at the […]


E-Waste State of the Union: Recycling Facts, Figures and the Future

The need for both a domestic and global solution of collaboration and reform has never been greater.
By Rick LeBlanc. Adapted from: “E-Waste Recycling Facts and Figures,”, Oct. 2017
It’s that time of year for the State of the Union Address where the President gives us an overview of how far we’ve come and where […]


Going…Going…Gone! Did you Really Get Top Dollar?

Four Auction Rock Stars Share their Industry-leading Advice for Maximizing Asset Disposition ROI
What’s the criteria when choosing between a timed online auction and an on-site auction?
Today, IR professionals have too many choices when it comes to auctions. When to sell? How to sell? Who’s the best auction company for certain surplus assets? How can […]

December 18th, 2017|AUCTIONS|

The 2017-2018 Investment Recovery Service Directory is here!

Welcome to the most comprehensive list of our Associate Members—providing best-in-class products and services specific to the Investment Recovery industry. View and download here.

October 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

How to Turn Hard-to-Sell Assets into Repurposed Revenue

How, you might ask? Through “repurposing” reusable assets.
Take for example a fire department’s decommissioned fire hose. It’s a perfect example of an asset that is obsolete to its primary industry but has value, if “repurposed”, by a 2nd, unrelated industry. These old fire hoses could be re-used in low-pressure applications like […]

September 28th, 2017|RECYCLING, Uncategorized|

Sustainable Best Practices: Doing business with the 3 Ps in mind

Doing business in a way that’s good for People, the Planet, and Profits—and as surplus management professionals, we’re in the middle.
My journey with Investment Recovery (IR) and the Investment Recovery Association began in 2007. At first, I thought IR was only about the revenue, but as I dug deeper to evaluate exactly what we […]


Where iPhones Go to Die, and Be Reborn

With iPhone sales climbing to 155 million units last fiscal year, grinding up Apple products is a growth business.
At a dedicated factory with 24-hour security in an undisclosed location in Hong Kong, iPhones are being carefully and meticulously destroyed.
The plant is one of a handful around the world, chosen by Apple Inc. to grind […]

August 18th, 2016|RECYCLING, Uncategorized|

Second Hand Markets Sourcing… Avoiding Pitfalls, Uncovering Pearls

Second Hand Market Sourcing
Avoiding Pitfalls, Uncovering Pearls 
Op-Ed: Graham Leduke

No Second Guessing in the Secondary Market
Purchasing assets on the secondary market can represent a win/win scenario for both buyers and sellers of equipment, especially in these trying times of deferred projects, reduced capital spend, and staff layoffs. 
Today, everyone is looking for ways to save money, cut costs […]