Articles & News

DEMO AND DECOMMISSIONING GET PERSONAL… ARE YOU AT RISK?

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 […]

April 20th, 2018|ENVIRONMENTAL/DISPOSAL|

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,” www.thebalance.com, 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 […]

January 24th, 2018|RECYCLING, SUPPLY CHAIN, SURPLUS EQUIPMENT|

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|

Join Us at the 2018 Investment Recovery Seminar and Trade Show

Join the Conversation—March 18-21, 2018 in Orlando
Learn about the value Investment Recovery (IR) and how it brings to your corporation’s bottom line. IR reinforces your company’s sustainability commitment to the community where you operate and to your investors. IR’s focus has always been on the people, planet, and profit through initiatives conducted by the […]

December 17th, 2017|EVENTS|

Feature Story: Make Yourself Indispensable at Work in 2018

 “The prevailing wisdom has been that to get ahead, you should learn something from one company and move on—and up—at the next,” says Brian Kropp, a managing director at CEB, an executive advisory firm that offers data analysis of more than 50,000 employee surveys from 10,000 organizations. “But that only produces short-term effects. In […]

October 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

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|

Using Your InternalGPS® to Attract & Sustain Long-Term Customer Relationships

Much like the GPS in your vehicle or smart phone, your internal GPS works based on knowing where you are currently, where you want to go, and then how you will get there. There are three components to attracting and sustaining strong long-term customer relationships:

September 28th, 2017|GENERAL IR ISSUES, LEADERSHIP/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT|

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

How, you might ask? Through “repurposing” reusable assets.
OLD FIREHOSES: NEW LIVES
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 […]

October 18th, 2016|GENERAL IR ISSUES, LEADERSHIP/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, SUSTAINABILITY|

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|