Zinc Oxide LLC manufactures zinc oxide powder and pellets at its new ISO 9001:2008 facility in Dickson, Tenn.
It is the newest and most efficient plant in North America, and will have a capacity of 40,000 metric tons. The company goal will be to deliver the highest level of quality with best in class service.
The location of the plant is especially noteworthy, because its central location will significantly reduce shipping costs for most consumers of zinc oxide.
The 170,000 square foot plant is built on a 58 acre site, with two rail sidings and five loading docks. Two highly-efficient muffle furnaces produce zinc oxide from special high grade zinc metal or from recycled zinc. A third furnace is on the way, with room on the production floor for an ultimate total of six.
The plant has a 67,000 square foot warehouse, capable of holding 6,000,000 lb. of finished goods inventory. Additionally, to ensure uninterrupted plant operation, a 1,500 KW generator and 30,000 gallon propane system have been installed. Total investment in the facility has been nearly $30 million.