Last updateWed, 20 May 2020 12am

UPMR expands plant to accommodate 70% growth

At a time when many companies are downsizing in order to survive, United Precious Metal Refining, Inc. (UPMR) is not only expanding, but thriving. Driven by a 70% increase in their refining business, the company has just built a 6,200 square foot addition to its plant in Alden, NY.  The main objective of the expansion was two-fold; accelerate the processing time of the material to protect their customers from the volatile metal markets and to double their refining capacity.

UPMR is a full service refiner and manufacturer for gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Specializing in refining for the jewelry industry, they process everything from karat scrap to sweeps.  UPMR provides its customers with flexibility regarding their scrap metal by offering them a complete refining process from arranged pick-ups to a variety of settlement options including advances and pool accounts. Their complete Fire Assay, X-ray and I.C.P. services insure customers the most accurate refining results to parts per million. Each lot received is burned and smelted (where applicable), then melted and assayed individually.

UPMR’s 6,200 square foot addition to their plant has created faster processing and doubled their refining capacity.
UPMR also prides itself on being an environmentally friendly company. The company’s refining procedures have continually met local, state and federal environmental regulations. United’s “environmentally friendly” policies have led to the recent installation of the most advanced air scrubbing system and Auto-Catalytic burn-out ovens insuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.  As part of their green program alloys for gold and silver are manufactured with 100% recycled material from the jewelry industry. These “re-defined” precious metals are sourced from their refining operations.

Specifically, the addition will be used to provide increased capacity to their stone removal process, analytical services, and expediting their sweeps and silver refining.  Secondly, the added equipment makes the company more environmentally responsible. The addition will also require an expansion of the company’s workforce.

For more information contact UPMR at 800-999-3463 or visit www.unitedpmr.com.