It's definitely not plated. My little grinder test verified that. These contacts are for three phase 240v and 480v applications. The stuff is mostly from Rockwell automation.
But, these guys have no idea how to run the business. So, it wouldn't surprise me if they have no idea that they should be reclaiming this stuff. It's run by the son of the son of the founder. So there's quite a big gap, and a lot of arrogance, in corporate.