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.

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

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



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