Construction Of New HSC Plant Employs 1,150 12-21-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Construction Of New HSC Plant Employs 1,150 12-21-2010

Officials said 1,150 workers are currently being employed to build a polysilicon plant in Clarksville, and that number is expected to increase.
The $1.2 billion Hemlock Semiconductor facility is scheduled to be finished in 2012 and production is expected to start later that year.
Meanwhile, officials said the construction work force at the site is expected to peak at 1,500 by the middle of next year.
Hemlock has also started a training program for production operators.
Michigan-based Hemlock Semiconductor is a joint venture between Dow Corning Corp. and two Japanese companies, Shin-Etsu Handotai Co. and Mitsubishi Materials Corp.
Polysilicon is a raw material used to make solar cells and semiconductor devices.
HSC also operates a plant in Saginaw County that has seen massive expansion over the last five years, costing nearly $2.5 billion.
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