Metallix receives regional award

Precious metals recycler and refiner recognized by North Carolina county.

February 25, 2014
Recycling Today Staff

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.