About Horsehead

We are the largest zinc producer in the United States and lead 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. Horsehead Corp. was established in 2003 and acquired portions of their assets. Horsehead Holding LLC is based in Pittsburgh, PA. INMETCO, located in Ellwood City, PA, was acquired in 2009, and Zochem, Inc., located in Brampton, Ontario, was acquired in 2011.

Horsehead Holding LLC’s subsidiaries operate seven strategically located facilities throughout the United States and Canada. 

Horsehead Corporation is the leading United States producer of specialty zinc and zinc-based products and a leading recycler of electric arc furnace dust. Zochem, Inc. is the leading producer of high-quality zinc oxide in North America with a global distribution and warehouse network. 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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January 17, 2017


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- (January 17, 2017) – Horsehead Holding LLC (“Horsehead” or “the Company”) today announced that the Horsehead Board of Directors (the “Board”) has appointed Wayne Isaacs, a veteran mining executive and distinguished leader in the base metals industry, as Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective January 9, 2017.  Mr. Isaacs will replace James M. Hensler, who has stepped down from the position of Chief Executive Officer to pursue other opportunities.  The Company also announced that Michael J. Griffin, who previously served as a consultant to the Company, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, effective January 9, 2017.  The Board has engaged Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to commence a search for a permanent CEO, and expects to complete that process by the middle of 2017.

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September 30, 2016

Emergence from Bankruptcy

PITTSBURGH,  September 30, 2016  -- HORSEHEAD HOLDING LLC, together with certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, “Horsehead” or the “Company”) announced today that it has emerged from chapter 11 as a private company after successfully consummating its plan of reorganization (the “Plan”), which was confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on September 9, 2016.

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November 18, 2015

Zochem Goes Global, Establishes Distribution Center in Rotterdam

Zochem Inc., one of the world’s premier zinc oxide producers, will embark on several initiatives for 2016 to increase its existing presence in global markets outside of North America.  The Company will be further expanding its capabilities to service customers and manage relationships directly as well as via strategic regional distributors, through a warehouse/distribution center soon to be opened in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  This follows the recent investments to optimize production capacity, improve operational efficiency, and implement systems to achieve industry-leading customer service and logistics.

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September 2, 2015

Zochem Newsletter Q2 2015

Please click "Read Story" below to read Zochem's newsletter, ZO News, for Q2 2015.

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September 1, 2015

Zochem Newsletter Q1 2015

Please click "Read Story" below to read Zochem's newsletter, ZO News, for Q1 2015.

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March 16, 2015

Horsehead to Expand INMETCO Recycling Facility

Horsehead Holding Corp. today announced that its subsidiary, The International Metals Reclamation Company, LLC (“INMETCO”), plans to expand its recycling facility in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.

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