Wacker Breaks Ground In Tennessee | April 18, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 16 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 16 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 18, 2011

Wacker Breaks Ground In Tennessee

Department: Business
Keywords: polysilicon, jobs, manufacturing
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Executives and government officials ready ceremonial shovels.
Credit: Wacker
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Executives and government officials ready ceremonial shovels.
Credit: Wacker

Germany’s Wacker Chemie broke ground in Cleveland, Tenn., on a 15,000-metric-ton-per-year polysilicon plant. The long-planned facility, the largest single investment in Wacker’s history, will create approximately 650 jobs, according to the firm. Virtually all of the polysilicon to be produced at the plant has already been contracted to customers, Wacker says. In all, Wacker will more than double its polysilicon capacity in Germany and the U.S. to 67,000 metric tons by 2014.

 
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