Standing Behind Our Work and Supporting Yours

Maguire Refining, Inc. specializes in gold, platinum, palladium and silver refining for the jewelry and dental industries, as well as gemstone recovery for jewelers. We also offer expert hazardous-waste management for dental offices large and small.

Founded in 1987 as Strickland Refining, Inc., Maguire Refining has long stood for excellence, integrity, honesty and a commitment to exceptional customer service. Our mission is to provide prompt, precise returns and to complete all services in an environmentally sound manner, giving customers peace of mind.

We are proud of our precious metal refining, the exceptional returns we provide our customers and our services that help dental offices keep hazardous materials from harming the environment. Most of all, we are proud to know that our work supports and adds value to our customers’ businesses.

Experience that counts

Owner and president John Maguire assumed full leadership when he purchased the company in 1993. His history in the precious metal refining industry reaches back to 1972, and he has deep experience in the recycling and disposal of amalgam waste. An active leader in the industry, he served on the State of Minnesota Technical Advisory Board for the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services. He became the first nonlaboratory board member of the Midwest Dental Lab Association in 2007, and remains so. In 2011, he became a board member of the International Precious Metals Institute and has attended IPMI meetings since 1980.


You can find his in-depth articles on industry trends on our Insights page.

He and other members of the Maguire team regularly appear at industry-related trade shows and events. View our calendar of events for dates and other information.

Need a reference?

We have worked with the same bank since 1993. For a bank reference, please call us at 800.486.2858 or contact us.