After 20 years running industrial installation and removal projects in industry sectors as; food, hospitals, water purification, cryogenic, trash-to-steam & generation plants Michael Lombardi and a team of colleagues opened A to Z Surplus. All equipment A to Z sold was obtained through the closing of distribution centers on the East coast. Within three years A to Z closed distribution cenetrs from Boston to Richmond and West to Chicago. Some notable companies such as Love Distributors, Mr. Goodbyes, Best Products, R.S. Strauss, Raleigh Bikes and more were clients. To better service clients more directly Lombardi in 92 broke away to include industry sectors such as bio and scientific laboratories, manufacturing plants, R&D centers, semiconductor FAB plants, telecommunication swithing, educational centers and corporate offices. Liquidating became a process for the cient's projects vs. a vehicle to a Used market.
For the next 25 years Lombardi continued closing space and facilties within any industry segment for such companies as Measurement Specialties Inc. (MSI), Phoenix Mutual Life, Valspar Paints, RCA, J&J, Columbia University, Baltimore School District, several Military DRMO sites and Westinghouse Defense, better known today as Northrop Grumman Corporation Missile Defense.
The Westinghouse relationship introduced Lombardi to recovering residual value on industrial surplus and waste of all types. Win win was definitely a collaborative approach producing a multiple of double edged benefits for our clients,
These unique surplus inventories were diverse in sizes, types of equipment, materials and finished goods. The variety of goods and the continuous flow required EZ Liquidations, Inc. to develop quick adaptable sales, marketing and logistical processes to complete 'every' project through to National and International markets efficiently, orderly and on schedule
By the mid-90s the internet had already monetized the Used Equipment industry with its ease of information and the ability to network from one's desk to across the country and then around the world. This ripened the Used industry's activities to sky-rocketed to levels never experienced before.
Following these new capabilities the Enron, Worldcom, Tyco and more financial scandals created enormous social pressures on corporate America. The result was the Sarbanes and Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002. With SOX two new world initiatives were born; Accountability and Sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) reemerged from the leverage created by SOX and following shortly behind, the Green Movement turned-up the heat with the looming climate change threatening everything on the planet.
Sweeping it under the rug is no longer an appropriate response to waste. With itsthe many service provider, suppliers, partners, markets and mechanisms to move nearly any piece of equipment to anywhere in the world. It is no longer a matter just doing recovery work but to indoctrinate the purpose, to embrace the future and gain the benefits as well. What is more, if you achieve universal employee support a sustainable moral culture will emerge.
ABcsi's approach to waste and surplus is "know where it is going before it becomes waste". We want to help show you ways to win in the multiple spheres surrounding your waste. Just ask us. ?
Standing in a sea of waste for only a second rings clearly; waste is a dirty word.