Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc.
7400 Excelsior Boulevard
Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. and its subsidiaries sell household appliances through a chain of company-owned factory outlet stores under the name ApplianceSmart in the United States and Canada. Its stores offer special-buy appliances, including manufacturer closeouts, factory overruns, floor samples, returned or exchanged items, open-carton items, and scratch and dent appliances. As of April 29, 2009, the company operated 20 factory outlets, including 7 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market; 4 in Columbus, Ohio; 6 in the Atlanta market; and 3 in San Antonio, Texas. Appliance Recycling Centers of America also offers recycling services for electric utilities and other sponsors of energy efficiency programs; and sells scrap materials, such as metal and plastics, and reclaimed chlorofluorocarbons refrigerants from appliances it collects and recycles. It has a joint venture agreement with Diagnostico y Administracion de Logistica Inversa SA de CV to provide refrigerator recycling services in Mexico. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota