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Heraeus Precious Metals expands New Jersey facility

Heraeus Precious Metals North America LLC, an integral part of the Heraeus precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, has expanded the Newark, New Jersey facility of the company’s U.S. chemicals division. The 3,200 sq.ft. addition will serve increased customer demand following several years of continuous growth. The expansion is scheduled for completion by the end of 2012 and will house 24 employees.

Alan Semko, vice president and site manager, oversees operations at the Newark facility. Semko has over 28 years of experience within the metals industry, the last 18 of which have been with Heraeus.

Heraeus’ Newark facility is one of three U.S. precious metal refineries. The Newark site serves the jewelry and dental markets with refined, recycled precious metals.