Before URT, CRT
CRT Processing, LLC was formed by Don Seiler and Jim Cornwell in 2003 to process electronic waste, or e-waste, including cathode ray tube (CRT) glass-to-glass recycling. It was one of only a handful in the nation, and the only Midwestern firm, to do so at the time.
Seiler's and Cornwell's vision began long before the company was created. An engineer, Seiler designed advanced processing equipment capable of breaking down electronic component parts for safe and responsible recycling. This allowed CRT to process e-waste in-house for its customers, making the company an exceptionally trustworthy partner for big business, who could rest assured their e-waste was being managed correctly and in full compliance. With a long and respected career in universal waste management, Cornwell worked with Seiler to develop a vision for the future that included the development of multiple lines of universal recycling services and products.
The partnership of these visionary owners set the stage for rapid expansion. In 2007, the company was noticed and then acquired by the Hendricks Holding Co. of Beloit, WI. Hendricks Holding Co. was founded by the late Ken Hendricks and is now owned and operated by his wife, Diane Hendricks.
Almost immediately after the Hendricks partnership, CRT Processing acquired Uniwaste Systems in Portsmouth, NH; opened a collections/transfer facility in Newport, ME; and opened a recycling facility in Oakdale, MN, near Minneapolis. The next year, the company acquired Environmental Light Recyclers, a fluorescent lamp processing facility in Fort Worth, TX. In 2009, CRT continued to grow, opening a West Coast electronic waste processing facility in Clackamas, OR; acquiring Resource Technology, a fluorescent lamp recycling equipment sales and service company; and introducing WasteSecure, a pre-paid pack-and-ship box program for fluorescent lamp and battery recycling.
CRT Processing, LLC CEO and founder Don Seiler was a driving force at CRT and an honorable man. During the course of a 2009 business trip, he suffered a fatal heart attack. While everyone who knew and loved Don will never truly recover from his loss, he would be proud to know that his hard work over many years has paid remarkable dividends. The company he envisioned is a reality. It supports hundreds of employees and their families, provides industry-leading services and truly makes a difference in the world through responsible recycling. He left quite a legacy. President Jim Cornwell and the entire CRT group are honored to carry on the tradition of excellence he began, living up to the high standards that were his hallmark.
URT: Poised for the Future
By late 2009, it was clear that CRT Processing, LLC had expanded far beyond the "CRT processing" that first brought it acclaim. With its full-service universal waste recycling service and product lines, it was time for a new name to match the company's expanded mission. As of January 2010, CRT Processing, LLC became Universal Recycling Technologies, LLC or URT.
Today URT offers complete recycling solutions for universal waste, e-waste, asset management, and continues to manufacture its own proprietary recycling equipment. URT also sells a complete range of convenient pre-paid pack-and-ship recycling boxes through its WasteSecure division.
With locations across the nation and the ability to manage complex recycling programs with ease, URT offers its customers turnkey recycling solutions backed by exceptional customer service and attention.