HOUSTON— U.S. Global Steel Dust Inc. is in the final stages of selecting a site for a new French process oxide production facility in the United States.
U.S. Global Steel Dust, a privately owned company focused on recycling electric arc furnace dust, has narrowed the selection to two sites, one in the South Atlantic region and the other in the Mid-South region of the U.S. The regions were selected based on their competitive cost structure and location near abundant natural gas supplies and raw materials.
The company said the final selection will come down to several key factors, including government incentives.
Barry Hamilton, chief operating officer of U.S. Global Steel Dust, said his company sees growth potential in the tire, rubber and chemical business that use zinc oxide.
Hamilton said the facility will be designed to optimize efficiency. The plant will open with a 40,000-ton capacity early next year, and a second phase is planned to add 30,000 tons based on demand. Cost for the first phase is estimated at $25 million, according to the company.