Horsehead Announces Corporate Name Change to American Zinc Recycling
PITTSBURGH — (BUSINESS WIRE) — American Zinc Recycling LLC, formerly known as Horsehead Holding LLC, among the world’s largest recyclers of electric arc furnace dust, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Horsehead Corporation officially has changed its name to American Zinc Recycling Corp. (“AZR”). “American Zinc Recycling and its predecessors have been leaders in domestic zinc production dating back to the mid-1800s and in zinc recycling since the 1980’s, and now is the right time to rename the organization to clearly state the primary focus,” said Wayne Isaacs, Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO. “Along with the name change a new logo and marketing message have been created—“Delivering a Sustainable Future”—which better reflect AZR’s current and future direction and reaffirms our commitment to customer service and promoting the principles of sustainable development,” Isaacs added.
Horsehead Holding LLC emerged from Chapter 11 protection in September 2016 under new ownership and as a private company. Since emergence, the company has strengthened its senior management team and reorganized its operations and marketing structure. AZR includes the company’s EAF dust recycling services, as well as the group’s Mooresboro, North Carolina facility.
“Our customers rely on us to provide services and products that are critical to their operations. The new name allows us to highlight our business objective of providing quality recycling services to steel mini-mill customers throughout North America,” noted Isaacs. AZR’s products are produced from 100% recycled materials.
The name change to American Zinc Recycling is effective immediately.
About American Zinc Recycling
American Zinc Recycling Corp. is a leading recycler of electric arc furnace dust. Its parent company, American Zinc Recycling LLC, also owns The International Metals Reclamation Company, LLC (“INMETCO”), a leading recycler of metals-bearing wastes and a leading processor of nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries in North America; Zochem Inc., a zinc oxide producer located in Brampton, Ontario and American Zinc Products LLC (formerly Horsehead Metals Products, LLC), the owner and operator of the group’s Mooresboro, North Carolina facility. American Zinc Recycling LLC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA., employs approximately 600 people and has seven facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit http://www.azr.com for more information.
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