W. Silver Recycling opens new plant in Southern California

W. Silver Recycling opens new plant in Southern California

Company says its Calexico, California, facility fills out its scrap network along the U.S.-Mexico border.

March 29, 2019

El Paso, Texas-based W. Silver Recycling says it will open its new Calexico, California, metals recycling facility in April. The plant is W. Silver’s 11th location, with eight facilities in the United States and three in Mexico.

W. Silver President and CEO Lane Gaddy tells Recycling Today, “We are especially excited about this site as it completes a long-term vision for W. Silver of coast-to-coast coverage on the Mexican border.” Adds Gaddy of the Calexico facility, “It opens up the largest maquila region in which we are not operating in currently in Mexico.”

Gaddy says the site is well-suited for servicing maquilas in the states of Baja California and Sonora in Mexico, as well as customers in California’s Imperial Valley and in southwest Arizona. The site is a greenfield 5-acre parcel with rail service provided by Union Pacific.

“Our entire team has been working for months to prepare for the opening of our first office and facility in California, and we’re ready to start partnering with new customers along the Baja and Sonoran border of Mexico,” says Gaddy. “With sites across the entire southwest, this new location now allows us to better serve the maquilas along California’s southern border. Direct access to rail and the port of entry will help us reach more customers and continue to grow our business.”

W. Silver was founded in 1917 in El Paso, the city that still serves as the company’s headquarters. The company specializes in servicing industrial accounts in Mexico and the southwest U.S. and has more than 500 employees in the U.S and Mexico at its 11 locations and at customer sites. More information on W. Silver Recycling can be found in this May 2018 Recycling Today article.