The Doe Run Company assures us that no female deer are harmed in the production of its metal products. The fully integrated company is primarily involved in the entire lead production process, from mining to milling to smelting and refining. It is also engaged in the recycling and fabrication of lead and lead products. The company's recycling unit handles about 150,000 tons of lead annually. The Doe Run Company has operations in Arizona, Missouri, and Washington. The company also has an affiliate, Doe Run Peru, which mines lead and other nonferrous metals in the Andes Mountains region. It's a part of the Renco Group, which also owns a stake in military SUV maker AM General among several other businesses.
The Doe Run Company was founded in Missouri in 1864 as St. Joseph Lead Company. In 1981 this company was acquired by Fluor. The Renco Group acquired this unit from Fluor in 1994 and renamed the company The Doe Run Resources Corporation.
The venerable company expanded outside of the US for the first time in 1997 when it acquired smelters and refineries in Peru. Ten years later it reorganized and made those operations an affiliated company rather than a subsidiary. – less