Horsehead to expand INMETCO recycling plant

Zinc recycler to spend up to $10 million on the project.

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Horsehead INMETCO expansionPittsburgh-based Horsehead Holding Corp. says its International Metals Reclamation Co., (INMETCO) subsidiary plans to expand its recycling facility in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. Horsehead says it will invest up to $10 million on the expansion project.

Horsehead, which produces specialty zinc and zinc-based products, says the investment will allow INMETCO to better meet the increased demand for its recycling services by providing about 15 percent more capacity to process additional specialty steel wastes and batteries.

According to its website, INMETCO accepts a wide range of nickel-, chromium-, iron-, molybdenum- and cadmium-bearing wastes. The company says it expects to place orders for items needed for the expansion in March and to begin seeing benefits from the initial phases of the expansion by as early as the first quarter of 2016. Project completion is slated for the second half of 2016, the company reports.