History

ARCOA began by selling used copiers out of a garage in Beach Park, Illinois over 25 years ago and with consistent year-over-year growth has become a leader in the asset remarketing and electronics recycling industry. We have outgrown the two-car garage and now occupy a 100,000 square-foot facility in Waukegan, Illinois, which serves as our corporate headquarters and operations hub. We serve some of the world’s largest financial institutions, universities and corporations while continuing to be a resource to the local businesses, neighbors and friends that made us who we are today.

ARCOA came into existence because of a distaste for corporate traditions and a desire to do things “our way”. Since our first day we have been committed to an environment that rewards innovation, values relationships with employees and customers above all else, and where people can have fun. We believe we have succeeded in our efforts and, at the same time, we have been able to create trusted long-term relationships with some of the greatest companies in the world.

1989Midwest Copier Exchange is formed in Beach Park, IL
1992Corporate offices are relocated to Kenosha, WI
1997Midwest Copier Las Vegas opens
2000Midwest Copier Maryland opens
2002Corporate offices are relocated to Waukegan, IL
2008Midwest Electronics Recycling formed
2009ARCOA Logistics begins operations
2010Midwest Electronics changes name to ARCOA
 (Asset Recycling Company of America)
2013ARCOA acquires Miller Electronics Recycling in WI
2013ARCOA Group is formed and acquires Midwest Copier Exchange and ARCOA