Gazelle opens major facility in Louisville
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
Online electronics trade-in company Gazelle has announced a new facility in Louisville, Kentucky, which may eventually employ more than 430 workers to inspect and prepare used devices. Those items will be resold by Gazelle online or dismantled for scrap.
Gazelle takes back phones, tablets and consumer electronics for refurbishment, resale and recycling using the postal system or other shipping companies. Customers are paid once their electronics have been inspected, making the Louisville facility a particularly important hub of the operation.
In a statement to E-Scrap News, Gazelle co-founder and CEO Israel Ganot said he believes the facility will improve the overall customer experience: "We’re dedicated to delivering the best customer experience possible... This is part of the reason why we picked Louisville for our new processing facility; its vicinity to the UPS Worldport Air Hub enables us to be faster. Getting customers’ devices faster means they can get paid faster."
Gazelle was founded in 2007 and its headquarters are located in Boston, where it employs a team of 75 employees. The company also has a contract processing center in Texas.