PHONE: (980) 552-3530

125 Old Boiling Springs Rd. Shelby, NC 28152




PRIME MATERIALS RECOVERY INC. formed in 2002 through the purchase of the assets of it’s predecessor Schilberg Integrated Metals Corporation (circa 1918). Our primary objective is to assist the wire and cable manufacturers, utilities and dealers to maximize their resource recovery.

​PMR is one of the largest non-ferrous metal merchants, polymer, and processors in the United States.  Headquartered in East Hartford, CT, PMR operates state of the art processing facilities in Canastota, NY, Willimantic, CT, Orangeburg, SC and Hickory, NC.

​Each month, PMR processes and brokers in excess of 35 million pounds of non-ferrous metals at its facilities. In addition, PMR actively participates in the global metal market via its import and export capabilities. All locations warehouse and distribute a wide range of copper-based alloys, aluminum, tin, zinc, nickel, and lead for resale to mills and foundries. As part of PMR’s goal of maximizing resources each of its facilities now recovers plastic products via proprietary processes.


Over 100 years at the forefront of the copper and aluminum industry.  Since the founding of the Spanish Society of Electromechanical Constructions (SECEM) in 1917, Cunext has been focusing its efforts on the transformation of copper, with the inclusion of aluminum in 2015, geared to ensuring continuous growth and consolidation in the provision of solutions related to the transmission of energy, data and signals.

As such, the Cunext Group provides its products to the automotive, telecommunications, energy, railway and construction industries, among others.

Joint Venture:

Ames Copper Group plans to invest $70 million to build a new copper smelter plant, which will recycle and purify copper materials, in Shelby, North Carolina. The company is a joint venture between Prime Materials Recovery Inc. (PMR), headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, and the Cunext Group, headquartered in Córdoba, Spain.