Showcasing Advanced Data Destruction, Ability to Repurpose and Recycle Silicon, Ceramics, Batteries and More

MORRIS, Ill. (Apr. 29, 2024) – First America, a national leader in with multiple certifications for technology remarketing and recycling, today announced that it is participating for the first time in the Thermal Management Expo to show attendees its advanced capabilities for supporting customer reuse and recycling efforts, especially across automotive, aerospace, energy, electronics and medical sectors. First America will be in Booth 408 at the show, which runs April 30 – May 1, in Novi, Mich.

A longtime innovator in electronics recycling, during the past year, First America has expanded its capabilities to include remarketing and recycling across new energy, electronic and hybrid vehicles, AI robotics and other sectors served by the Thermal Management Expo.

“We understand that OEMs and others involved in these fields need to work with partners who can help them demonstrate compliance and security,” said James Li, CEO, First America. He explained that, through their sister firm, METech Recycling, First America offers single, three- or seven-pass software data destruction services, with all data-containing devices sanitized to National Institute of Standards and Technology SP800-88 and Department of Defense 5220.22-M data erasure standards, or certifiably destroyed, with tracking from receipt to final disposition. The process ensures compliance with FACTA and HIPAA requirements.

“First America can handle silicon, ceramics, glass – all the component materials involved in thermal applications, providing the full-circle reuse and recycling services we have long provided for traditional electronics,” Li said. “Between First America and our certified sister and partner companies, we can render these materials back into raw materials and construction materials.”

About First America
A national leader in certified technology remarketing and recycling, headquartered in Morris, Ill., First America serves its customers across the United States from a network of strategically located facilities. First America provides whole unit and component recovery, reuse and resale services, along with critical documentation and support services to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Minority-certified, ITAR-registered and R2/V3-certified, First America helps customers in new energy, EV/HV, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, financial, insurance, education and government preserve our global resources for future generations.


First America supports customer reuse and recycling efforts for electric and hybrid vehicles.

METech, First America’s sister company, ensures that the data destruction process complies with FACTA and HIPAA requirements.