Metal Manufacturer Creates Jobs Through Qualtek’s Q-munity©
Qualtek Manufacturing, a metal components manufacturing company, launched Q-munity© and created more than 17 local jobs (11 for people with disabilities) while expanding their commitment to sustainability through electronics recycling.
Colorado Springs, CO – Qualtek Manufacturing, a metal components manufacturing company, launched Q-munity© and created more than 17 local jobs (11 for people with disabilities) while expanding their commitment to sustainability through electronics recycling. Qualtek’s Q-munity (http://www.qualtekmfg.com/q-munity.htm) represents actions and deliverables of Qualtek Manufacturing, Blue Star Recyclers and the Fagnant family. In addition to creating jobs, Q-munity ethically recycled more than 3 million pounds of electronic waste, and established electronics recycling programs in six other communities that employ 23 local people with disabilities.
Qualtek’s Q-munity helped develop Blue Star Recyclers (www.bluestarrecyclers.com), a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to create jobs for people with disabilities by recycling electronics. “The timing of Q-munity could not be better,” stated Tony Fagnant, CEO of Qualtek. “Less than 20% of electronic materials are being recycled in the U.S. while more than 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed. Blue Star Recyclers shows there can be a 100% solution to these problems.”
The timing of Qualtek’s Q-munity also aligns with the July 1 implementation of the Colorado Electronic Recycling Jobs Act (http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDPHE-HM/CBON/1251615964355). The law prohibits disposing of electronic waste in landfills and requires local governments to provide a recycling option. Q-munity is leveraging the proven results demonstrated by Blue Star Recyclers by helping six other communities establish electronics recycling programs that create local jobs for people with disabilities. “Q-munity embodies the spirit of the law by creating new local jobs and providing sustainable, environmental options for local governments,” said Fagnant.
Qualtek Manufacturing Inc. (www.qualtekmfg.com) manufactures high quality specialty metal parts for medical, aerospace, clean energy and industrial applications. Based in Colorado Springs, CO for over 50 years, Qualtek Manufacturing offers metal stamping, heat-treating, finishing, and wire EDM processes at one location so clients realize fast product development, complete quality control, and efficient production. The company is ISO 9001:2008 Certified, OSHA SHARP certified, and meets AS9100 standards.
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