W. Silver Recycling, one of the country’s largest industrial recyclers, recently announced that it would be relocating its headquarters to the newest office high-rise currently under construction in downtown El Paso, Texas.

The company purchased the 15th floor of WestStar Tower, a 20-story, trophy-grade office property that is being developed by locally based Hunt Companies. Work on the tower began in the summer of 2018 and the tower was topped off in May of this year. The project is scheduled for completion in 2021. Rising 313 feet high, WestStar will be the tallest building in El Paso upon completion. In addition to 12,000 square feet of ground-level office and retail space, the building will also incorporate roughly 264,000 square feet of rentable Class A+ El Paso office space.

Boasting multi-level LEED green building certifications, the project rises 20 stories and will accommodate multiple tenants. The roster also includes HUB International, Corralito Restaurant, WestStar Bank and Hunt Companies.

Josh Hunt, executive vice president of Hunt Companies, said in a statement, “Despite the pandemic, we are pleased to be able to continue to make progress in both construction and leasing efforts. W. Silver is a welcome addition to this state-of-the-art project.”

W. Silver is a 99-year-old, privately owned business that operates 11 locations along the U.S.-Mexico border. Across all of its facilities, the company employs nearly 500 people, more than 100 of whom work in the El Paso headquarters alone.

Lane Gaddy, chief executive officer of W. Silver Recycling, said, “W. Silver is looking forward to relocating our headquarters to WestStar Tower in downtown El Paso. This move to what will be a signature commercial landmark cements our commitment to and investment in the revival of downtown.”

Other partners in the project include: building architect Duda|Paine; interior design company Gensler; landscape architect OJB; and general contractor Moss. Sonny Brown Associates representatives Will Brown and Adin Brown are spearheading the leasing and sales effort for office and retail users at the tower.