Horsehead to Build New Production Facility
Construction of the facility could be completed as early as the third quarter of 2013. The existing smelter in Monaca, Pa., will continue to operate until the new plant is fully commissioned. Horsehead plans to continue non-smelter operations in Monaca and is exploring alternative uses for the facility. The new facility will utilize a lower-cost, environmentally friendly solvent extraction and electrowinning technology to selectively remove and refine valuable metals from EAF-based feed and other recycled materials into special high-grade zinc and other metal concentrates containing silver, copper and lead.