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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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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