HOUSTON—U.S. Zinc Corp. has completed an expansion project at its zinc oxide plant in Millington, Tenn., increasing annual production capacity by 8,000 tons.
The new Millington furnace marks the completion of the previously announced two-phased zinc oxide plant expansions, which the firm said have added more than 17,000 tons of zinc oxide production.
“Our goal is to continue to deliver a wide range of high quality products, expand our ability to provide a global dependable supply and provide exceptional customer service,” U.S. Zinc President Rodrigo Daud said in a statement. “As such, we remain committed to future growth and are currently reviewing both domestic and global product projects.”
The company previously completed the first phase of the expansion at their Clarksville, Tenn., plant in early 2014, increasing zinc oxide production by 9,000 tons per year.
Both expansions included adding warehouse space, installing new equipment and creating new jobs.
“First and foremost, we want to ensure that we can provide a reliable supply coupled with excellent customer service and logistics for our customers,” Tracy Baugh, U.S. Zinc's commercial vice president, said in a statement. “This expansion continues our commitment to the market to ensure a seamless customer experience.”
The firm said it plans to host an open house and tours of the Millington facility in early 2015 with details forthcoming.
U.S. Zinc is a worldwide manufacturer, recycler and supplier of zinc oxide, zinc dust, zinc metal and zinc fines. It operates plants in North America, South America and Asia, and said it is an affiliate of Brazilian-based Votorantim Metais, one of the largest zinc producers in the world.