CHANGSHU, China—U.S. Zinc Corp. will expand production at its facility in Changshu, adding 9,000 metric tons per year when at full capacity.
The project is projected to be complete in the first quarter of 2016, the firm said. The expansion includes facility additions, new employees and new equipment.
“As the largest zinc oxide producer in the world, we continually expand and innovate to remain at the forefront of the zinc market,” U.S. Zinc President Rodrigo Daud said in a statement. “This expansion demonstrates our commitment to ensure consistent supply for the Chinese, and furthermore the global, zinc oxide market.”
U.S. Zinc said the plant will continue to serve domestic demand in China for zinc oxide. Commercial Vice President Tracy Baugh said in a statement that the expansion demonstrates the firm's commitment to further enhance service and offerings to its global customers.
Headquartered in Houston, U.S. Zinc supplies zinc oxide, zinc dust, zinc metal and zinc fines through its plants in North America, South America and Asia.