Arch Enterprises Celebrates 15 Years of Business in the Precious Metals Refining Industry

Mexico, Missouri (April 2013) -- Founded in 1997, Arch Enterprises has enjoyed 15 years of business success in an industry where many others have closed their doors. The precious metal refiner, Arch Enterprises is located in Mexico, Missouri and operates out of a 40,000 square foot precious metal refining facility. The company was started by Jim and Amy Lightsey, a husband and wife duo where Jim handles the sales and refining side of the business while Amy heads up the office and administrative work.

"We have been really fortunate in our business and did not put all our eggs in one basket, so to speak," said Jim Lightsey, president of Arch Enterprises. "We have a diverse customer base ranging from large hospital entities to small mom and pop pawn shops. Having business from several markets makes it possible for us to focus on one while another may be slowing down. We have not had to let any of our employees go due to budget restraints. And in this day and age and in this industry that is something that we are very proud of."

The precious metal refining company accepts gold, silver, platinum and other platinum group metals from industries and businesses such as dental scrap, large volumes of x-ray film, medical device scrap and industrial scrap such as slag and chemical catalysts. In 2008 Arch Enterprises moved to a larger facility to handle more volume. In 2009 the company expanded its x-ray film refining services to include onsite purging and pickup which allowed them to move into the medical and hospital market.
Additionally, the company works with consumers refining smaller lots of gold jewelry, sterling silver place settings and silver coins. Arch Enterprises maintains a precious metal refining blog, Facebook page and Twitter account to reach out to consumers and to educate about the precious metals industry.

"We have tried to educate consumers about precious metals and then help decide if Arch is a good fit for them. We have to explain exactly what a precious metal refiner is and then give examples and explanations about the types of materials we accept. We are not going to be right for everyone out there and we learned early on that being transparent in this industry goes a long way with consumers," said Jim Lightsey.

Arch Enterprises has maintained an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau since 2009. Free estimates are available from Arch Enterprises over the phone at 800-835-0478 or on their contact form at

About Arch Enterprises
Arch Enterprises is one of the nation's leading precious metal refineries. Located in the heart of Missouri, Arch Enterprises became incorporated in 1997 and provides recovery services for all scrap precious metal materials including gold, platinum, silver, palladium, rhodium, iridium and ruthenium. Arch Enterprises performs extraction services for the photo, medical, dental and jewelry industries but also works with consumers on a regular basis to recover metals from old coins, flatware, jewelry and other decorative pieces. Chemical manufacturing and plating companies also rely on Arch Enterprises, as one of few precious metal refineries in the U.S. that offers recycling services for metal-containing chemical catalysts. For more information about Arch Enterprises or to receive a quote for metal refining services, visit or call 1-800-835-0478.