Output at Horsehead smelter on track

Jun 11, 2014 | 07:29 PM | Saranya Kapur

Tags  zinc, Horsehead Holding, zinc smelter, Mooresboro plant, North Carolina plant, James Hensler, Prime Western, continuous-galvanizing grade Saranya Kapur

NEW YORK — Horsehead Holding Corp. aims to begin producing all grades and sizes of zinc at its Mooresboro, N.C., plant in two to three months, with full ramp-up slated in six months, president and chief executive officer James M. Hensler said.

"We are currently meeting high-grade specs, but haven’t reached special-high-grade yet. ... We expect to be at special-high-grade pretty soon," he told AMM.

"Once we’ve (demonstrated) that we can make high-grade slab, then we’ll commission the jumbo casting facility. We should be able to produce 1-ton jumbos in 30 to 45 days and (special-high-grade) jumbos in addition to slab," he added.....

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