…and has continued to evolve with the ever changing office environment in order to sustain your industrial recycling needs and increase your company’s profitability. From its inception, NGA has believed that each individual customer's waste and recycling needs are met. NGA invites you to read more about its history below or feel free to Contact Us to see how its industrial recycling options can help your company increase revenue and help the environment.
In the early 1900’s Norm Gordon’s grandfather, Sam Gordon, founded one of the first recycling companies in Chicago. The recycling facility was located in what is now the South Loop, and there, S. Gordon and Sons serviced many Chicago and suburban businesses. Together with his sons Sid, Will, Lou, and Ben, Sam Gordon formed a successful and renowned business.
After graduating college, Sid Gordon’s son, Norm, worked for a local, Chicago based newspaper company where he gained valuable knowledge and a foundation for good customer relations. Intrigued by his family’s business, he took his skills from working at the newspaper company to S. Gordon and Sons. Norm’s father and three uncles had different perspectives, all from whom he learned each aspect of the business. His foundation of invaluable knowledge grew each day: he learned all about different grades of paper, how the paper was processed in a plant, efficient employee management skills, and customer relations.
With the invaluable information and experience, Norm was inspired to start his own recycling company and created Norm Gordon & Associates, Inc. (NGA). His comprehensive understanding of industrial recycling led him to a philosophy he still upholds today. He realized hands-on experience in all fields of recycling played an integral role in running a successful business and making customers feel comfortable with the process. NGA now thrives upon four generations of extensive knowledge of business ownership, the waste process of recycling, and efficient movement of recyclables from customer to processing mills.