Tronox’s Henderson operation has been a business landmark in Southern Nevada for many decades, as a descendant of the World War II U.S. government-built magnesium manufacturing plant. After the war, six of the original 10 production unit buildings and surrounding property were purchased from the government by Western Electro-Chemical Company (WECCO).
Since 1948, the Henderson operation has produced a variety of specialty chemicals, including electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD), which is the active ingredient in primary batteries and a feedstock for LMO batteries. Tronox Electrolytic Products is a leading global producer of boron trichloride (BCI3), used in the manufacture of semiconductors, LED and LCD screens, epoxy resin, pharmaceuticals and boron fibers.
Today, the Henderson site employs nearly 100 full-time workers, under the leadership of an experienced maintenance team and senior staff, each with over 15 years of work history. Our dedicated workforce has a long history of charitable efforts and community involvement. Tronox’s ISO-certified Electrolytic Products division continues to yield improvements and foster differentiation and superior customer service in a competitive market.