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By: PowerSource Online

Avnet Integrated Resources’ ROUND2 INC. Atlanta Facility Recommended for ISO AND R2 Certifications

Certifications Include ISO 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001 and Responsible Recycling (R2)

AUSTIN, Texas – ROUND2 INC., an Avnet company within Avnet Integrated Resources and leading eRecycling service provider announced today that it has been recommended for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications as well as the Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices certification for its processing facility in Atlanta, Ga. To hold ISO and OHSAS certifications, an organization must meet specific requirements for the associated standard. ISO 9001 relates to quality management systems, ISO 14001 relates to environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 involves occupational health and safety management systems. Endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices for Electronics Recyclers establish a hierarchy for the safe and responsible handling of electronic waste through reuse and resource recovery.

“This recommendation for ISO and R2 certifications at our newest 258,000 square foot processing facility in Atlanta is a milestone for ROUND2,” said Randy Weiss, ROUND2’s president. “All of our processing facilities will now be ISO and R2 certified, demonstrating our dedication to transparent environmental processing and our efforts to further differentiate ROUND2 as a trusted partner for the secure reuse and recycling of end-of-life assets and electronics.”

ROUND2 has additional processing facilities in Austin and Coppell, Texas, as well as Grove City, Ohio, totaling 496,000 square feet that include a technical operations center and end-of-life processing services.

About ROUND2 INC.
ROUND2 INC (www.round2.net), an Avnet company, part of Avnet Integrated Resources, is a leading eRecycling service provider offering a wide range of integrated asset disposition and technology recovery solutions. ROUND2’s revenue-based recycling services allow clients to better manage their end-of-life asset retirement process, technology rotation and data security requirements, while maximizing economic returns. ROUND2 is an R2 Certified, ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004, and OHSAS 18001: 2007 registered company.

About Avnet Integrated Resources
Avnet Integrated Resources (www.avnetintegrated.com), a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), provides total solutions for the aftermarket needs of electronics OEMs, service providers and corporations. Capabilities include technical field services, board-level repair, refurbishment, IT asset disposition (ITAD), remarketing and R2 certified recycling.

About Avnet
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 Company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

For more information contact: Jeff Mangels, jeff.mangels@round2.net, 512-342-8855

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DIGITAL STORAGE PARTNERS WITH WEST POINT PRODUCTS
Dexxxon Digital Storage, Inc. (DDSI) has announced a partnership with West Point Products for imaging supplies. As a wholesale distributor for West Point Products, DDSI will stock premium replacement toner, color toner, and inkjet cartridges and will also have access to their full line of products and services.

DDSI Announces Automated Recycling Program:
DDSI is committed to preventing pollution, minimizing environmental impact and minimizing their customers time spent in the process. They will take back any brand of ink, toner or electronics and offer applicable credit for future purchases. DDSI developed an online portal for resellers to link directly to their website. Resellers now have the ability to offer a recycling program to their customers with no administration process.

This new relationship with West Point Products contributes to DDSI’s strategy to increase the breadth of its imaging product offering. DDSI currently offers HP, Brother, Canon, and Lexmark products amongst other OEM brands.”

Kevin Donovan, Director of Product Marketing at DDSI, was pleased to introduce the new relationship with West Point Products, stating, “We feel this strategic partnership is mutually beneficial to both West Point Products and DDSI. The value stems from DDSI logistics capabilities coupled with the outstanding quality and performance of West Point Products. DDSI will also be introducing new services, including an automated recycling program to help its customers offer innovative environmental solutions.”

About Dexxxon Digital Storage, Inc.:
DDSI is a wholesale distributor of removable storage media, office technology products, related equipment, accessories and services. DDSI provides real-time services, industry knowledge, and customized value-add offerings that help customers and suppliers grow their businesses. DDSI emphasizes the sale of high-quality, internationally-known, name-brand product lines. HP, IBM, Sony, Quantum, Imation, Fellowes, Memorex, Maxell, Verbatim, EMTEC, TDK, Fuji, and now West Point Products are a few of the major brands offered. This year DDSI is celebrating its 26th year of dedication to its customers. For more information email info@digitalstorage.com or visit www.digitalstorage.com.

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