PMPC was founded in 1978 with the goal to create a more efficient method for recovering precious metals, and by 1979 this goal was achieved with the introduction of the Gold Bug® metals recovery system. This system revolutionized the industry by providing a reliable way to extract metals from drag-out tanks quickly and accurately, allowing customers to determine exactly how much metal was being recovered before it even left the plant. The product was a huge success from its first day on the market, and customers were pleased with the clear advantages it provided.

In 1985, PMPC introduced the Ionnet™, a system with the capacity of about 20 Gold Bug® systems. Later in 2009, the IonnetX™ launched, which had the power and capacity of about 45 Gold Bug® systems. These systems allow for the quick recovery of heavy and precious metals from large volumes of solutions using relatively small equipment.