Star Tribune: Tech Dump expands in St. Paul

Tech Dump, the 2011-founded electronics rebuilder and recycler, opened Wednesday an expanded headquarters and factory on Vandalia Street in St. Paul’s Midway district.

CEO Amanda LaGrange said the $3 million acquisition-and-redevelopment project will allow the nonprofit business to double its operation to up to 60,000 square feet. It’s moving from nearby leased space.

“Our new building positions us to be technology partners for enterprises of any size and scope,” said LaGrange, who left an accounting job at General Mills several years ago out of commitment to a business that trains those with “barriers to employment” and also reduces electronic waste. “We not only handle consumer electronics recycling, but we’re ready to manage businesses’ e-waste needs and supply refurbished technology. The larger space also helps us expand the work-readiness program.”

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