HOBI Li-Ion Battery Fire Code

Proposed Changes to the International Fire Code Could be Costly for ITAD Processors

Proposed amendment F18-18 to the International Fire Code takes aim at “used and off-specification li-ion batteries.” If approved, electronic recyclers will be forced to reconfigure service, repair and transportation operations. Rather than focusing on the usability of used batteries, the ICC should instead, focus on better understanding types of defects that can lead to thermal…

EY Announces Cathy Hill and Craig Boswell Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in the Midwest

BATAVIA, Ill., April 25, 2018 – EY today announced that Cathy Hill, CEO, and Craig Boswell, President, of HOBI International, Inc. are finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® (EOY) 2018 Award in the Midwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their…

HOBI Receives AT&T 2016 Supplier Sustainability Award

 [DALLAS, August 10, 2017] – HOBI International, Inc. is receiving the 2016 AT&T* Supplier Sustainability Award in the ‘Reverse Logistics and Circular Economy’ category. HOBI is being recognized for developing a parts recovery and testing process in support of AT&T mobile phone refurbishment operations. The award recognizes suppliers for their support of AT&T and its…