Horsehead Holding Corp.s new zinc processing plant in
Forest City, N.C., is expected to begin production in the
firm Industrial Info Resources Inc. said in a report that
construction of the $450-million smelter is on schedule. A
Horsehead spokesman was not available for comment.
Horsehead, based in
Monaca, Pa., which announced plans in February 2011 to build
the smelter, will move production from Monaca to Forest City
when it is completed (
amm.com, Sept. 19, 2011). The Forest City plant
will be able to produce special-high-grade zinc and
continuous-galvanizing-grade zinc at a rate of 150,000 tons per
year vs. 140,000 tons per year at its current facility.
The new plant will
produce more zinc at a lower cost and broaden the
companys market, Horsehead chief executive officer and
president Jim Hensler has said.