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Logansport considered for zinc oxide facility

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The city of Logansport is being considered for a new zinc oxide facility from Mexico-based Zinc Nacional SA. The company says the planned facility is part of a two-phase expansion that also includes a new facility in Mexico.

Zinc Nacional did not specify how much it is investing in the new facilities or how many jobs they would create. The company says the new U.S. facility, which is the second phase of the expansion, would have the capacity to generate about 10,000 tons of zinc oxide per year.

The company says the new location will be fed with recycled zinc units from the $110 million Waelz Sustainable Products zinc recycling facility in Logansport, which is expected to begin operations next month. The WSP is the result of a joint venture between Indianapolis-based Heritage Environmental Services and Zinc Nacional.

“We are carefully studying the location of this operation according to our customers’ needs,” said Antonio Carrandi, vice president of sales for ZN. “We are confident the timing is right for such an investment since the markets have shown quick recoveries, and we are very optimistic of medium and long-term growth in the industries we serve.”

The company is also considering Millport, Alabama for the new U.S. location. Zinc Nacional expects the facility to be operational in the first quarter of 2023.