U.S. Micro Enters into Agreement with Macquarie Equipment Finance to Offer Customers IT Asset Disposition Services
Agreement includes U.S. Micro acquisition of MEF IT asset disposition center
LAS VEGAS, February 12, 2013 – U.S. Micro Corporation (www.usmicrocorp.com), a leader in enterprise data security and IT asset disposition (ITAD), today announced that it will be the exclusive provider of ITAD services to Macquarie Equipment Finance’s (MEF) North American customers. MEF, a business unit of the Macquarie Group, is a global provider of customized financing and IT asset management solutions for enterprises, technology manufacturers and suppliers.
The agreement enables MEF customers to take advantage of U.S. Micro’s world-class capabilities, such as auditing, testing, onsite data sanitization and environmentally-responsible disposal.
As part of the transaction, U.S. Micro has acquired the operation of MEF’s Dallas-area technical center that provides equipment refurbishing for enterprise-class IT assets. In addition, U.S. Micro has integrated technical center staff into its organization and, as a result, will benefit from highly-trained product management and certified engineering talent.
“With facilities in Las Vegas, Atlanta, and the new ISO 9001-certified center near Dallas, U.S. Micro gains important competitive advantages through this transaction,” said Herb Biggers, chairman of U.S. Micro’s Board of Directors. “In addition, it gives us the technical expertise to process enterprise-class IT equipment for our customers who will also gain access to Macquarie’s full suite of IT leasing services.”
“U.S. Micro was selected to provide services to Macquarie’s North American customers because of its market position, industry experience and the strategic benefits it will provide for Macquarie’s customers,” said Daryl Karczewski, senior vice president, Global Trading Sales, MEF.
The deal is the latest strategic expansion move by U.S. Micro, which serves Fortune 500 companies and others in industries that demand the highest data security and environmental safeguards, including banking, financial services, health care and consulting.
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U.S. Micro Corporation
Since 1995, U.S. Micro Corporation has been a major innovator and leader in enterprise IT data security. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev. and with additional facilities in Georgia and Texas, U.S. Micro serves Fortune 500 companies that demand the highest levels of data security and environmental stewardship. Committed to a 100 percent no landfill policy, the company refurbishes and sells approximately 90 percent of the equipment it processes; the remaining 10 percent is EPA-compliantly recycled at its Next-Generation IT Demanufacturing and Distribution Center in Las Vegas. U.S. Micro is R2, G.R.A.D.E. (Green Recycling Asset Disposal for the Enterprise), ISO 14001:2004 and Payment Card Industry (PCI) certified. It is also a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher and holds the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2, Type II designation.
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