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APR Supply Company and Thermostat Recycling Corporation Host Pennsylvania DEP’s South Korean Guest

by Christyn Zehnder | Aug 28, 2014
source: Thermostat Recycling Corporation

APR Supply Company and Thermostat Recycling Corporation Host Pennsylvania DEP’s South Korean Guest

Dr. Yongseok (YS) Hong, Professor at Daegu University visited the United States

for a research project

 Alexandria, Va. (August 28, 2014) — On Tuesday, August 26th 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PADEP) brought Dr. Yongseok (YS) Hong, Professor at Daegu University in South Korea, to the APR Supply Co Harrisburg branch to demonstrate the simplicity and effectiveness of Thermostat Recycling Corporation’s (TRC) mercury collection program. Dr. Hong was visiting the United States researching mercury product regulations. 

After visiting the APR Supply Co branch to see how TRC’s program works, the group visited the Bethlehem Apparatus in Bethlehem, PA to observe how waste from mercury collection programs is managed.

When asked about the TRC program, Michael Magill, APR Supply Co. Branch Manager added, “The TRC program is easy to implement at our branches, good for the environment and offers a service that is valued by our customers.” APR Supply Company is one of many Pennsylvania HVAC wholesale distributors participating in the mercury thermostat program administered through TRC. 

“Our manufacturer funded program is intended to be turnkey for collection sites,” added Ryan Kiscaden, TRC’s Senior Account Executive. “At APR Supply Company, you see how easy it is to reclaim mercury thermostats using our reverse distribution program.  South Korea can learn from the simplicity in our process and the increasing willingness from the channel to do the right thing.”

Contact TRC toll-free at 1-888-266-0550 or visit for more information about the program.

About Thermostat Recycling Corporation

The Thermostat Recycling Corporation, founded in 1998, is an industry-funded non-profit corporation supported by 31 manufacturers who historically branded and sold mercury thermostats in the United States.  TRC maintains a network of more than 3,600 collection sites nationwide and has recovered more than 1.4 million thermostats since its inception.  TRC assumes all costs to transport and properly dispose of mercury switch thermostats recovered from service.  Learn more about TRC by finding us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter.