Strategic Partnerships

Resource 1 strives to be a helpful partner to all of our clients, and because our clients have diverse needs and challenges, we partner with a diverse array of different companies and specializations. From Tier 1 data security firms specializing in on-boarding, boot up, and network security, to responsible electronics recycling companies specializing in the EPA regulated recycling of e-waste. We have highlighted some of our top partners below.

IT Life cycle Services


Harwood has an established foundation in data storage solutions.  This focus, coupled with their ability to provide a broad range of products and services through many of the industry’s leading manufacturers enables Harwood to help clients construct the best solution, ranging from SMB to the Enterprise Space.


Server Virtualization, Storage Virtualization, NAS,  SAN and Cloud – all common topics in today’s technology environment, speak to the management and access of data. With Harwood's approach, it is the data itself that represents the living element of your platforms; an understanding of requirements from this perspective will reduce future issues related to system growth and compatibility.


4713 Gann Store Rd Hixson, TN  (423) 870-5500

Harwood International | Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security Partner


Our exclusive electronics waste recycling partner Cerium, LLC is a Tennessee-based e-waste recycling company that handles a myriad of forms of electronic waste. Cerium is a women-owned small business with a two-fold philosophy: responsibly handle all e-waste materials as well as simultaneously guarantee the utmost security of the devices being recycled that may contain sensitive information.


The partnership between Cerium and Resource 1 is a natural fit given the strict focus on security for Resource 1, and the professionalism of Cerium when handling disregarded e-waste.


2401 Vance Avenue Chattanooga, TN (423) 595-9097


Cerium IT Recycling | Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security Exclusive Partner

Our electronics waste recycling partner Smart Metals LLC is a North Carolina-based e-waste recycling company that handles all electronic waste. Smart Metals is OHSAS 18001, R2, and ISO 14001 certified, and operates a 100,000 sq. ft. processing and tear down facility.


Their heavy shredding, crushing, and tear down lines convert raw materials to recycled parts fit for reuse, and because of their transparent operations and mission always place information security as a top priority.


613 Bond St Statesville, NC  (704) 873-8878

smart metals

Smart Metals Recycling | Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security Partner


guardian data destruction

Headquartered in South Hackensack, New Jersey with locations in Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and Seattle, Guardian Data Destruction is comprised of a team of veterans with experience in logistics and asset tracking, removal, destruction and recycling.


Besides the physical “wires and pliers” we also own high specialized, proprietary hardware and software systems for both destructively and non-destructively erasing digital data from hard drives and large storage farms — secure, compliant and absolute.


71 Schrieffer St. South Hackensack, NJ  (888) 556-9473

Guardian Data Destruction | Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security Partner

Digital Forensics


Digital Forensic Science is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime.


Ostracon Digital Forensics is a Chattanooga, TN based company specializing in providing digital investigation, litigation support and expert witness services. They can extract the digital traces left behind in mobile phones, tablets and computers. If it plugs in, they can pull information from it.


414 McCallie Ave a, Chattanooga, TN (423) 521-1450

Ostracon | Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security Partner

Resource 1 Tier 3 Data security ®

2401 Vance Avenue Chattanooga, TN