Horsehead Corporation Breaks Ground in South Carolina

October 29, 2008

PITTSBURGH, PA – October 29, 2008 – Zinc producer Horsehead Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Horsehead Holding Corp., (NASDAQ:ZINC) , today announced it has broken ground at a site in Barnwell County, South Carolina, where it will build a zinc recycling facility. The announcement came at a ceremony celebrating the groundbreaking in Barnwell County.

Horsehead is constructing a recycling facility to process electric arc furnace dust, a zinc-containing waste produced by mini-mill steel production. The new Horsehead facility is expected to have a fully-installed capacity of 180,000 tons per year. Start-up of the first of two units is slated for mid-2009. The facility is Horsehead’s first Greenfield project.

Horsehead Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ZINC) is a leading U.S. producer of specialty zinc and zinc-based products. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Horsehead employs over 1,000 people and operates six facilities throughout the U.S.

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