TCI: Who We Are & What We Do

As TCI of Ohio prepares to become a long-term member of the Richwood community with the construction of our new headquarters and electrical equipment processing facility on IRA Bean Parkway, here’s an introduction to who we are and what we do.


TCI of Ohio is a family-owned company. The Newmark and Lefkovits families purchased the assets of TCI of Ohio in 2018, retaining all of TCI’s employees. Brian Hemlock joined TCI of NY in 2009 as Vice President of Operations and owner/partner. The previous owners of TCI of Ohio have had no involvement with the company since the sale. 

What We Do:

TCI of Ohio recycles transformers and other oil-filled electrical equipment in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Our customers include some of the largest utilities in the world, as well as private businesses and homeowners. More than 99 percent of the material we process is salvaged and cleaned for beneficial reuse.

Regulatory Oversight:

Our operations are monitored and overseen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Health. We are subject both to annual and unannounced, unscheduled inspections. We take pride in our Occupational Health, Safety and Training programs, and our record of strict compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations, including the submission of annual inventory reports to local emergency management authorities.

Storage of Regulated Materials:

TCI of Ohio's federal transport permits allows us to transport material containing PCBs. Transportation regulations permit us to store regulated materials for up to 10 days before they are transported to destination facilities for treatment and disposal. All regulated material remains sealed in a specially-designed trailer while on our property. Consolidating loads is another way we demonstrate our commitment to efficiency, safety, sustainability and the environment. 

Storage of Liquids:

All of TCI of Ohio’s tanks are registered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) under a Petroleum Bulk Storage Permit. Our Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) is certified by an engineer and distributed to local fire officials, police, hospitals and the DEC. All tanks hold non-regulated liquids — those containing PCBs at concentrations less than 50 PPM.

Emissions and Discharges:

Our self-contained processes produce no air emissions or wastewater discharges into local water bodies.