BLACKSBURG, S.C., Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Recon Group Inc. (TRG) is rolling out a new facility in Blacksburg South Carolina, to process consumer electronic returns, creating over 250 new local jobs. This new strategic location will compliment TRGs existing facilities in Arkansas, Kentucky, New Jersey and Ontario Canada to further support their presence on the east coast. Utilizing over 180,000 square feet of warehouse space, with plans for future expansion, the Blacksburg facility will specialize in the refurbishment of customer return HDTVs, with the ability to accommodate flex space for pilot programs.
TRGs investment in Blacksburg South Carolina has been welcomed by the Cherokee County Council, in recognition of the new economic stimulus that the facility will bring to the area. In addition to the 250 local internal jobs, support services such as transportation logistics, renovation construction, security and maintenance will also be created.
"With our rapid expansion, Blacksburg is simply the next logical step for many reasons. Along with its proximity to key suppliers distribution centers, its location provides faster turnarounds and reduced logistics costs for our east coast based customers." –Matt Gallagher, TRG Chief Customer Officer
"We at TRG are all excited to be here in Blacksburg, and would especially like to thank everybody in South Carolina that have made this expansion possible. Your continued support, quick turnarounds and goodwill have made this possible. We look forward to our continued relationship, growth and future possibilities that we can bring to the area." –Adam Ziegler, TRG VP of Operations
"We celebrate The Recon Group's decision to invest $1.3 million and bring 248 new jobs in Cherokee County. This is a big win for Team South Carolina and this local community, and we look forward to supporting them as they launch and grow their new operation." –Gov. Nikki Haley
"In South Carolina, we are extremely proud of our supply chain and logistics capabilities. Adding a reverse logistics firm, like The Recon Group, only strengthens our state's ability to efficiently transport goods both before and after they go to market." –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"The creation of over 200 jobs is huge for our county. The Recon Group's decision to establish a facility in Cherokee County will further strengthen our reputation as a place where businesses want to be. We celebrate The Recon Group's decision and look forward to their continued success in Cherokee County." –South Carolina State Senator Harvey Peeler
"We are excited that The Recon Group has chosen Blacksburg as the location for their latest manufacturing facility. This is great news for the local community and the hardworking people that live there. We are very appreciative of The Recon Group's executive management team and their vote of confidence in our workforce and overall positive business environment." –South Carolina State Representative Steve Moss
"On behalf of Cherokee County and its great citizens, I would like to welcome The Recon Group to our business community. We are certainly thankful for their decision to invest in our county. We look forward to partnering with them to ensure their success."–Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer
"The announcement of The Recon Group to Cherokee County is a great testament to our state's locational advantage and logistic capabilities. On behalf of the Upstate region, we want to extend a warm welcome to the Recon Group and congratulate Team South Carolina on another great win for our state." –Upstate SC Alliance President/CEO John Lummus
For more information on The Recon Group, or if you are interested in job opportunities, please visit one of Mancan's 3 local offices; Gastonia, Gaffney and Blacksburg. The Blacksburg office is located within the TRG facility and is accepting applications on Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 9am - 1pm. However, all three locations are participating in the recruiting process and have begun to take applications/resumes. Interested candidates should contact a staffing office by phone, apply in person on-site or submit resumes to [email protected].
readySC™, a division of the S.C. Technical College System, will be assisting with recruitment and training of Repair and Lead Technicians at The Recon Group facility. To apply for these positions specifically, please visit sctechjobs.com. Hiring for all other initial positions will be handled by Mancan's Gaffney office.
In addition to the Mancan and readySC job opportunities, The Recon Group is also looking for experienced Outside Sales Positions. Please submit resumes with sales experience to [email protected].
About The Recon Group, Inc. (TRG)
TRG was incorporated in 2007. Throughout the years, TRG focused its efforts on the Intelligent Disposition, Smart Touch and Smart Returns aspects of the Reverse Logistics' Industry. Having added every big box consumer electronic retailer to our client roster, The Recon Group's area of expertise lies in Consumer Electronics, however, it is not limited to this category. TRG has developed and executed programs for a multitude of consumer level products, including soft goods, hard goods, clothing and toys.
TRG's roots are deep in first hand experience, our team consists of individuals collaboratively working together, to each bring their versatile backgrounds and experiences, goals, achievements, certifications and inter-industry networking, creating TRG. For more information please visit http://therecongroup.com
Contact: Matt Gallagher, 1-855-874-8741, [email protected]
SOURCE The Recon Group, Inc.