January 1, 2016 Warwick, RI – Pease & Curren, a precious metals refiner/recycler celebrates one hundred years in business as of January 2016.
The company was founded by Francis H. Curren and Charles Pease in 1916. The first refining job was melted in the basement furnace of Francis’ mother. The company is now located in Warwick, Rhode Island. Pease & Curren has weathered the Great Depression, World Wars I & II, the Vietnam War and the instability of the gold market through it all.
Frances H. “Kip” Curren III, the 3rd generation owner cites the dedication of the long term employees as the reason why the business is so successful.
“The employees are the life blood of any company, Pease & Curren’s employees are no exception” states Kip Curren, CEO and owner of the company. “Industry involvement is also important, my father and Robert Pease were founding members of the Jeweler’s Board of Trade and served on the boards of many other industry related organizations over the years. That helped us to maintain solid relationships in the industry.”
Today, Pease & Curren customers come from each of the fifty states, Canada and Mexico. Customers include jewelry manufacturers, large and small retail jewelers, pawnshops and dental laboratories. The 40,000 square foot facility boasts 25 custom designed incinerators, a dedicated melt room as well as a state of the art laboratory. The company processes gold, silver, platinum and palladium and partners with customers to meet refining needs by understanding their business models and providing them the service of a tried and true 100 year old company.
Pease & Curren will be celebrating throughout the year with customers, employees, family and friends. In February, the company will host the West Point Ring Melt ceremony in the facility in Warwick, Rhode Island. The West Point Ring Melt is an event during which West Point graduates are memorialized with the donation of their class rings to be part of the gold in the class rings of the next graduating class. 2016 will mark the 15th year of the Pease & Curren partnership with West Point.
For the full Pease & Curren story which details interesting trends in gold over the years, see the firm’s blog: http://blog.peaseandcurren.com/gold-dust-gold-rush
About Pease & Curren
With 100 years in the precious metals refining business, the Pease & Curren way is disciplined, honest, consistent, and reputable. We provide the most accurate precious metals refining available on the market today, bringing consistently higher yields to our customers, resulting in maximum returns.
Pease & Curren serves the cremation, dental, manufacturing, pawn/buyers, recycling and retail jewelry markets. P&C has superior programs including: Premium Stone Removal, Choice Appraisal Services, and a fire assay process that is 20 times more accurate than melt and X-Ray analysis. Our facility is one of the most secure refineries in North America and coupled with our five star customer service, we continue to serve our customers with top quality refining.