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California e-scrap firm pursues its first refinery

California e-scrap processing firm Arrow Recovery received an approval to build what would be its first metals refining operation.

The company plans to erect two buildings totaling nearly 72,000 square feet in the Los Angeles-area city of Fontana. Arrow Recovery, headquartered in the Bay Area, purchased the property in October 2014, according to county property records.

The company is different from Arrow Value Recovery, a more prominent industry company that is part of publicly traded Arrow Electronics.

The Fontana Planning Commission on July 21 voted 3-0 to approve Arrow Recovery’s permits for land development. The company must still obtain several permits and approvals from other government agencies.

One building would house the e-scrap receiving and sorting operations, and the other would house the refining functions, which include using various hazardous chemicals to extract valuable metals from e-scrap.

Dan Boronkay, a project manager at Arrow, told the Fontana commission the effort would be the company’s first precious-metals refinery. He estimated the operation would employ 20 people to start.

Construction could begin in the fall and is estimated to take six months, according to a staff report from city planners.

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