Nyrstar Suspends Production at Middle Tennessee Mines
Nyrstarís middle Tennessee operations include three underground mines and a concentrator, all located in Smith County. Nyrstar CEO Bill Scotting said, ďThe decision to place our middle Tennessee mining operations on care and maintenance was not taken lightly. We continue to take decisive action to reduce spending in our mines, and further mine operation suspensions may be necessary if the depressed metals price environment continues. We expect to complete a process to divest the majority or all of our mines over the course of 2016.Ē
In addition to its U.S mines, Nyrstar has operations in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Honduras and Chile.