AMG VanadiumZanesville Facility
The Need for Expansion
Our expansion is driven by growth in spent catalyst generation and increased demand for processing of resid spent catalyst. Refineries must upgrade their “bottom of the barrel” crude to ensure compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulfur emission standards which went into effect in 2020.
Widely acclaimed by global refineries as the gold standard in the spent catalyst reclamation industry, our pyrometallurgical process contains no wastewater, has the industry’s lowest air, water, and solid waste emissions, and has the highest industry conversion to saleable products ratio.
Our new spent catalyst recycling and ferroalloy production plant will be located in the Eastpointe Business Park in Washington Township, Muskingum County, Ohio. This location is approximately 25 miles west of the existing Guernsey County facility which will remain our Company’s headquarters.
The new facility will be similar to our existing plant, which has successfully operated in the Cambridge area since 1952. A new roasting and ferroalloy production facility will enable us to essentially double our resid spent catalyst recycling capacity and annual ferrovanadium and ferronickel-molybdenum production.
The new facility will create approximately 100 new production, maintenance, and management jobs
in addition to more than 500 temporary jobs during construction. For more information on jobs,
View Our New Site Concept
- AMG Vanadium is widely acclaimed by global refineries as the industry leading spent catalyst recycler and have recycled nearly 350,000 tons of spent catalyst since the early 2000’s.
- AMG Vanadium’s spent catalyst recycling and ferrovanadium production process reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 80% compared to a primary mining and processing operation.
- AMG Vanadium is the largest domestic producer of ferrovanadium, making southeastern Ohio the vanadium capital of the United States.
- Our ferrovanadium product improves the strength and durability of steel by as much as 40% and is used in high strength low alloy carbon steel applications including rebar, bridges, automobiles, aerospace, national defense, and much more.
Zanesville Plant Construction Fun Facts
- 403,000 cubic yards of earth were moved during site prep, with the majority being redistributed on the site as fill material.
- Steel Pile Installation
~6,000 tons of piles were delivered to the site
~150,000 feet of piles were driven in the ground, the equivalent of ~28 miles
~Over 1,600 100’ H-piles were driven
- Steel Pile Installation
- Nearly 12,000 lbs. Vanadium are contained in the steel used at the site.
- Approximately 300 concrete trucks over a 20 hour period delivered nearly 3,000 cubic yards of concrete that were used in the slab pour at our Raw Material Storage Building.
First Phase Complete
(Raw Material Storage Building,
FGD & Rail Unloading)
News and related articles
January 17, 2023
On January 17, Tricia Nichols, Career Navigator for Cambridge High School, and Lovell Quinn, Career Navigator for East Guernsey Local Schools, visited AMG Vanadium for a company overview, career opportunity discussion for their students, and plant tour. Pictured left to right are: Kayla Helser, Human Resources Generalist, AMG Vanadium, Tricia Nichols, Lovell Quinn, and Colleen Heacock, Vice President of Organizational Development and Corporate Affairs, AMG Vanadium.
January 31, 2023
Consistent with its commitment of giving back to the people and community in which it operates, the AMG Vanadium team recently donated toys, non-perishable food items, and coats/mittens/hats to the Salvation Army of Cambridge. Pictured from left to right are: Captain Ed McMillen, The Salvation Army; James Johnson, Maintenance at AMG Vanadium and Representative of USW 5050; Kayla Helser, Human Resources Generalist, AMG Vanadium; and Merritt Flood, Maintenance at AMG Vanadium and Representative of USW 5050. Additionally, AMG Vanadium and USW 5050 offered a donation to G.R.A.C.E. Pantry and Feed My People to support their outreach efforts to the Guernsey County community. Pictured from left to right are: James Johnson, Maintenance at AMG Vanadium and Representative of USW 5050; Shannon Shatto, Director of G.R.A.C.E. Pantry Inc.; and Kayla Helser, Human Resources Generalist, AMG Vanadium.
December 2, 2022
AMG Vanadium provides Zane State scholarship
During the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce Witches’ BREW event held on October 28, 2022, AMG Vanadium awarded a scholarship as part of the Chamber’s efforts to offer support for non-traditional female college students. The criteria to qualify for the scholarship are to live or work in Guernsey County, to have completed high school or a GED prior to 2015, and to be enrolled (or in the process of enrolling) in college during the 2022-2023 academic year. Pictured left to right during the event are: Colleen Heacock, AMG Vanadium’s Vice President of Organizational Development and Corporate Affairs, and Amy Workman, AMG Vanadium’s scholarship recipient.
October 28, 2022
AMG Vanadium Women in Attendance at the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce Witches’ BREW Event on October 28, 2022
September 16, 2022
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted promotes Next Generation Jobs with visit to AMG Vanadium
September 14, 2022
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and local Representative Adam Holmes visit AMG Vanadium
September 14, 2022
Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted and State Representative Adam Holmes Visit AMG Vanadium’s Zanesville Plant on September 14, 2022
September 9, 2022
Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted stops in Zanesville on jobs tour
February 2, 2022
AMG Vanadium continues support for math and science program at local high schools
March 10, 2022
Leadership Guernsey Visits AMG Vanadium
January 16, 2022
Local businesses support Guernsey County food pantries
November 22, 2021
AMG Vanadium donates sausage to Salvation Army
March 17, 2021
AMG Vanadium: New Zanesville plant will start operating this summer
January 14, 2021
AMG Vanadium partners with local businesses to help community
October 16, 2018
AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. Completes Feasibility Study To Expand Spent Catalyst Processing Capacity
April 10, 2018
AMG And Criterion Announce Negotiations To Form Spent-Catalyst Recycling Partnership
February 21, 2018
AMG Announces Long-Term Spent Catalyst Recycling Agreement And Recycling Capacity Expansion
October 17, 2019
AMG Vanadium Honored with Award for Environmental Stewardship from Marathon Petroleum
September 26, 2019
AMG Vanadium Receives $150K Grant from Ohio Rail Development Commission
August 8, 2019
AMG Vanadium Breaks Ground At New Zanesville Plant
August 7, 2019
Ohio EPA Issues Permit for AMG Vanadium Muskingum County Plant
June 27, 2019
AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. Successfully Prices $307.2 Million Of Tax-Exempt Bonds, Generating $325 Million In Proceeds
June 19, 2019
AMG Vanadium Building New Plant in Muskingum County
June 14, 2019
AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. Receives Approval from the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority to Issue Tax-Exempt Bonds and Updates Capital Markets on Recent Events
May 21, 2019
AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. Announces Approval To Expand Its Spent Catalyst Recycling Capacity
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