HOUSTON – Officials with U.S. Zinc announced the company has completed the planned expansion project of its domestic zinc oxide plant in Millington, TN, ahead of schedule. The expansion will increase zinc oxide production by 8,000 metric tons per year and enable the company to better serve customers and provide reliable supply.

The startup of the new Millington furnace marks the completion of the previously announced two-phased zinc oxide plant expansions, which have added more than 17,000 metric tons of zinc oxide production. The company previously completed the first phase of the expansion at its Clarksville, TN, plant in early 2014, increasing zinc oxide production by 9,000 metric tons per year.

As in Clarksville, the Millington plant expansion included expanding warehouse space, installing new equipment and adding new employees.

U.S. Zinc plans to host an open house and tours of the Millington facility in early 2015.