Precious metals refining company Metallix Refining Inc., based in Shrewsbury, N.J., has been selected as Pitt County, N.C.’s Industry of the Year for 2013-2014. Each year the Pitt County Development Commission requests nominations from county citizens to recognize a manufacturer or distributor best representing the community as a model corporate citizen in specific selection criteria, including social, economic and environmental sustainability.
“It doesn't seem very long ago that Metallix was a prospect, trying to decide where they would locate,” says Wanda Yuhas, executive director of Pitt County’s Development Commission. “We all expected they would be a great addition to our corporate community, and their selection as Industry of the Year proves just how great.”
Metallix purchased an 85,000-square-foot facility in Greenville, N.C., in 2004. In 2010, Metallix opened its North Carolina facility to recycle smaller lots of high-grade precious metals with the establishment of Metallix Direct Gold LLC. Additionally, Metallix opened a new facility in 2013 that specializes in purchasing scrap catalytic converters.