History of Gannon & Scott


Gannon & Scott was founded in Providence, RI in 1919 to service the precious metal refining needs of the growing jewelry manufacturing industry in the area.

After a 34-year career as a bookkeeper John F. Gannon along with partner and assayer Fred P. Scott set out on their own and started the venture together.

From those early days of exclusively servicing jewelry manufacturing Gannon & Scott has grown into a highly respected and capable leader in providing customized precious metal refining and reclamation services to a diverse group of leading industrial and governmental organizations.

Gannon & Scott credits much its success of longevity to their ability to adapt to changes in how precious metals were being used.

From jewelry, Gannon & Scott diversified into servicing the plating and surface finishing industry then into electronics, semiconductor, aerospace and defense technologies.

Today, Gannon & Scott provides services to many leading companies that are working on the forefront of new and emerging precious metals applications such as medical, fuel cell and nanotechnology.


To keep pace with the growth and change Gannon & Scott has continuously reinvested in its employees, operations and market presence.

Throughout our evolution, our dedication to customer service has remained a constant in our philosophy and as a result is fortunate to have a loyal and dedicated customer base.





In 1985, Gannon & Scott designed and built their RI facility on Kenney Drive in the Howard Industrial Park in Cranston.





The company continued to expand its facilities in the 1990's to accommodate the increasing market demand for its services, first expanding its headquarters in 1995 and then again in 1999, bringing the total size of the operation to 43,000-square feet.




In 2000, Gannon & Scott acquired a 42,000-square foot secondary precious metal refining plant in Phoenix, AZ.

This state-of-the-art facility nearly doubled Gannon & Scott's capacity and provided a better geographical location to service its West Coast based customers.



In December of 2013 Gannon & Scott launched a new production facility in Cranston to further expand the thermal reduction capacity initially created by the Phoenix plant.



Located at 45 Sharpe Drive in Cranston, on a parcel adjacent to the Kenney Drive location, the new 93,000 square foot facility doubles thermal reduction, milling, screening, and blending capacity of the company.


Today at nearly a century in business, Gannon & Scott continues to grow, expanding its influence into the global marketplace, boasting a truly international presence.


Operating one of the highest capacity processing facilities in the United States, the company continues to set the industry standard for secondary precious metals reclamation, refining, sampling and analysis.