Wah Chang Corporation

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Wah Chang Corporation
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1916 [1]
Founder(s) K.C. Li
Headquarters Albany Linn Oregon
Area served Worldwide
Key people K.C. Li, Lynn D. Davis
Revenue Increase US$$265 million (FY 2005)[2]
Employees 1,100
Website Official Website

Wah Chang Corporation is a manufacturing company based in Albany in the U.S. state of Oregon. In 1916, mining engineer K. C. Li founded the company, an international tungsten ore and concentrate trading company, in New York state from his native China. In early 1956, the Atomic Energy Commission contracted with Wah Chang to run the U.S. Bureau of Mines zirconium plant in Albany, Oregon, to develop high-purity zirconium for use in the United States Navy's nuclear program.


  1. ^ "From a history of 'great developments'...". Wah Chang Corporation. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Company History: Wah Chang". Answers.com. Retrieved 2010-07-09.