About

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide high quality, full lifecycle Electronic Equipment Management Services in a manner that:

 

  • Ensures the Security of Customer Data,
  • Maximizes the Recovery and Reuse of these Materials,
  • Protects Proprietary Technology, and
  • Delivers Eco-Responsible Solutions.

Our History

wildberg brothers south san francisco
  • 1968

    The predecessor company to METech International was founded in Mapleville, Rhode Island. It served the electrical contacts, semiconductor and capacitor industries by recovering precious metals and tantalum.

  • 1980

    Acquires Wildberg Brothers Smelting and Refining Company, a South San Francisco refiner and precious metal fabrication company that dates back to 1907.

  • 1973-1982

    Expanded its range of precious metal recovery services to other markets such as the telecommunications industry, jewelry industry, chemical industry, and the ever-expanding electronics related industries.

  • 1983

    This company was purchased by Boliden AB, a large Swedish metals and minerals company listed on the Stockholm exchange. Named Boliden Metech, Inc., it became the North American secondary metals operation for the copper smelting and precious metal refining operation for Boliden AB. Boliden Metech forms a business division for dismantling electronic equipment. This enhances the value of the customer’s material by separating the precious metal bearing portion and marketable portions from the balance of their material.

  • 1985

    Boliden Metech consolidates and relocates its South San Francisco, California, operation (Wildberg Brothers) with Applied Molecular Technology facility in Gilroy, California.

  • 1988

    Boliden AB was acquired by Trelleborg AB, a Swedish industrial rubber products producer. Trelleborg is a multinational, public corporation listed on the Stockholm exchange. Boliden Metech, Inc. entered into the business of recovering and selling of marketable electronic components with customer's consent.

  • 1997

    Name changed to METech International, Inc. and reports directly to the Trelleborg AB organization.

  • 2001

    METech achieves ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications at both Gilroy and Mapleville facilities. Certified to IAER shortly thereafter, the first voluntary electronic waste program.

  • 2002

    Divestment of METech by Trelleborg to a privately held company after nearly 20 years of Swedish ownership.

  • 2005

    Company is acquired by privately held group. East Coast operations are relocated from Mapleville to Worcester, Massachusetts. Mapleville site closed and reverts to Trelleborg control.

  • 2008

    Operations began in the Southeast with addition of North Carolina facility that was expanded into larger footprint near Raleigh in Creedmoor.

  • 2009

    Acquisition of Denver-based Guaranteed Recycling Xperts (GRX) and merger with METech International is made. This transaction also adds location in Salt Lake City, Utah. The precious metal operations are split off and the company is renamed METech Recycling, Inc.

  • 2013

    Information Technology Asset Management division is added in Gilroy, California. Operation is expanded the following year into additional leased space in separate building adjacent to electronic waste recycling plant.

  • 2014

    METech adds R2 (Responsible Recycling) and OHSAS18001 certifications. Company is founding member of e-Stewards group and has been certified to the program since inception.

Delivering Eco-Responsible Solutions

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