Zinc Maker Soon to Halt Operations

1 decade 3 years 9 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
Big River Zinc Corporation said in a brief statement on Thursday that it will stop production in Sauget, Illinois, beginning in February. Big River Zinc employs about 300 people at its Sauget plant, where it produces more than 100,000 tons of zinc metal per year. Company president George Obeldobel told the Belleville News-Democrat that the world market for zinc has declined since 2001 and many mines have closed. He also said that China has became a major user of zinc, Big River Zinc can't get the raw materials it needs.

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