United Recycling Group was initially founded in 1995 for the purpose of developing a yard management system designed by recyclers for recyclers. Pinnacle YMS was the result of this endeavor. The company’s mission is to help its members maintain their competitive edge in the industry by providing them access to a unique portfolio of business tools, data protection applications, and eCommerce solutions tailored directly to the operational needs of recyclers. URG created business applications that aid recyclers in improving data accuracy and security while facilitating the ability of the recyclers to share their data with other recyclers and business partners.
In 2013, Donald Porter took over the position of CEO/executive director after 35 years with State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance company. Porter said that one of his proudest moments with the company happened this past year through their URG Scholarship Foundation. This occurred when the Foundation was able to fulfill its promise of awarding $40,000 in scholarship grants to employees and employee’s children of URG member companies.And during the pandemic, like any business, URG had some difficulties working in the new business environment.
“[However,] our team came together and has been able to meet all the challenges thrown at us this year and still achieve success! Our business has grown, and we have been able to continue to develop new products and services for our members.”In 2021, URG will continue to expand its business and provide products and services for its member, and according to Porter, a new line of products will be rolled out this year; as well URG will be hosting the URG Educational Conference as a live event on August 5th to August 7th in Dallas, Texas
Donald C. Porter,
Chief Executive Officer