Hemlock Begins Construction On New Silicon Production Plant


The Hemlock Semiconductor Group has begun construction at its new plant in Clarksville, Tenn. The facility is projected to be completed in 2012.

Hemlock Semiconductor's new facility features an investment of up to $1.2 billion, and it will create 500 full-time jobs and more than 800 construction jobs. The site will contain over 150,000 cubic yards of concrete and 20,000 tons of structural steel.

Initially, the new site will have the capacity to manufacture greater than 10,000 metric tons of polysilicon, with the ability to expand production up to 21,000 metric tons, Hemlock says. Most of the polysilicon produced at this facility will be consumed by firms in the solar industry.

SOURCE: Hemlock Semiconductor Group

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