Houston, Texas –US Zinc has completed an expansion project ait its zinc oxide plant in Millington, Tennessee: increasing annual production capacity by 8,000 tonnes.
The start-up of the new Millington furnace marks the completion of the previously announced two-phased zinc oxide plant expansions, which have added more than 17,000 tonnes of zinc oxide production.
The company previously completed the first phase of the expansion at their Clarksville, Tennessee plant in early 2014, increasing zinc oxide production by 9,000 tonnes per year.
As in Clarksville, the Millington plant expansion included expanding warehouse space, installing new equipment and adding new employees.
“First and foremost, we want to ensure that we can provide a reliable supply coupled with excellent customer service and logistics for our customers,” said US Zinc’s commercial vice president Tracy Baugh. “This expansion continues our commitment to the market to ensure a seamless customer experience.”
US Zinc claims to be the world’s largest supplier of zinc oxide, a key ingredient in tire and rubber goods compounds.