There are sophisticated machines that use optical readers and magnets to sort electronic waste for later recycling. But Metech focuses on manual "demanufacturing" to get a cleaner stream and higher prices for its commodities. It can be a transient business, with some workers not staying very long, but it's steady work and some employees have been there for many years, according to Metech's Andrew McManus.
May 13, 2011 4:00 AM PDT
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