Zinc producer Horsehead Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Horsehead Holding Corp., announced it has broken ground at a site in Barnwell County, South Carolina, where it will build a zinc recycling facility. The announcement came at a ceremony celebrating the groundbreaking in Barnwell County.
Horsehead is constructing a recycling facility to process electric arc furnace dust, a zinc-containing waste produced by mini-mill steel production. The new Horsehead facility is expected to have a fully-installed capacity of 180,000 tons per year. Start-up of the first of two units is slated for mid-2009. The facility is Horsehead’s first Greenfield project.
Horsehead Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: ZINC) is a leading U.S. producer of specialty zinc and zinc-based products. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Horsehead employs over 1,000 people and operates six facilities throughout the U.S. Visit www.horsehead.net for more information.