About American Zinc Recycling

American Zinc Recycling (AZR) leads the industry as an integrated producer of zinc, zinc oxide and zinc powder from recycled sources. Each year, we recycle thousands of tons of zinc-containing electric arc furnace dust and secondary materials, batteries, nickel bearing waste and other metals.

New Jersey Zinc Company and St. Joe Resources Company date back to the mid 1800s.

The Company was renamed American Zinc Recycling in 2017 and is based in Pittsburgh, PA. INMETCO, located in Ellwood City, PA, was acquired in 2009.

AZR’s subsidiaries operate strategically located facilities throughout the United States.

AZR is a leading recycler of electric arc furnace dust along with other metal-bearing materials, and a leading United States producer of specialty zinc and zinc-based products. INMETCO, LLC. is a leading processor of nickel-bearing wastes in North America, recycling thousands of tons of nickel, chromium, iron, molybdenum and cadmium-bearing wastes each year.


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August 26, 2019

American Zinc Recycling LLC Provides Updates on Rutherford, NC and Calumet, IL Facilities

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Zinc Recycling LLC (“AZR”) today issued an update on the repair and restart of its Rutherford County, North Carolina zinc refining facility owned by its subsidiary American Zinc Recycling Corp. (“AZR Corp.”). The rebuilding project is proceeding according to schedule and the restart is targeted for the first quarter of 2020. Staffing is underway, and when fully operational the plant is expected to produce 155,000 tons of Special High Grade (SHG) zinc metal annually.
American Zinc Recycling LLC Provides Updates on Rutherford, NC and Calumet, IL Facilities

AZR further reported that it will be repairing and replacing with state of the art equipment portions of AZR Corp.’s electric arc furnace (“EAF”) dust recycling facility in Calumet, Illinois, and that the company is actively pursuing other potential sites to enable it to expand its EAF dust recycling capability, which is the largest in the North America.
Rodrigo Daud, AZR’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We have been investing in our recycling facilities during the last 2 years to improve safety, strengthen environmental controls and enhance operations. We are also continuously working to strengthen our relationships with our communities and other stakeholders. The decision to invest in significant improvements to facilities shows AZR’s commitment to enhancing our competitive position as the largest recycler of EAF dust in North America, providing outstanding service to our valued customers and being an important part of local communities.”

Daud continued, “I’m very excited to see the progress we are making in Rutherford County. Once operational, our facility will allow AZR Corp. to offer services that will close the zinc recycling loop, as AZR Corp. will be the only company in North America that be able to recycle the EAF dust into SHG zinc. We will continue to follow our mission of sustainable manufacturing, recycling harmful materials into valuable products.”

About American Zinc Recycling

American Zinc Recycling Corp. is a leading provider of environmental services to the U.S. steel industry, and is owned by American Zinc Recycling LLC. American Zinc Recycling LLC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., through its subsidiaries employs approximately 750 people and has six facilities throughout the U.S. Visit for more information.

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May 16, 2019

American Zinc Recycling announces plans to repair and restart the zinc smelter in Mooresboro NC

The Board of Directors of American Zinc Recycling Corp. (“AZR”) announced that the company will repair and restart its zinc smelter in Mooresboro NC as soon as practicable. The damage to the plant caused by the recent fire was largely limited to a discrete area of the plant, and there were no reported injuries from the fire.
Rodrigo Daud, CEO of AZR, commented: “We look forward to repairing and restarting our Mooresboro plant, which had been fully constructed and was successfully producing zinc before the fire. The fire began from an ancillary unit that was adjacent to the cell house, and we will be redesigning this unit to minimize the possibility of future incidents. The response of the fire department and the other first responders, along with the safety focused, specific actions of our employees, prevented any injuries and enabled the fire to be contained.

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December 8, 2017


PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- December 8, 2017 – American Zinc Recycling LLC (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that a subsidiary of Glencore plc (“Glencore”) has purchased a 10% stake in its wholly-owned subsidiary American Zinc Recycling Corp. ( “AZR Corp.”).

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July 10, 2017

AMERICAN ZINC RECYCLING NAMES RODRIGO DAUD NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Don Sheets Appointed to AZR’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 10, 2017– American Zinc Recycling LLC (“AZR” or the “Company”), announced today that it has named Rodrigo Daud as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Daud is a highly-respected international metals executive having most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer of Votorantim, a Brazil-based metals conglomerate, and Chairman of its wholly-owned Houston, TX-based subsidiary, U.S. Zinc.  He also presently is serving a term as Chairman of the International Zinc Association.  His appointment becomes effective July 17, 2017.   

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May 1, 2017


PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 1, 2017– 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.  

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