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Construction Workforce Tops 1,600 at Clarksville, Tenn. Site
Administration Building Nearly Complete as Manufacturing Campus Takes
Clarksville, Tenn.: More than 1,600 construction workers are currently
active at Hemlock Semiconductor Group’s Clarksville, TN site as construction of
the administration building nears completion. Warehouse, maintenance
buildings, and other support facilities will be finished later this year and
production facilities will be complete in 2012.
The $1.2 billion plant is scheduled to begin producing polysilicon, the
cornerstone material for solar cells, in late 2012. The Clarksville Hemlock
Semiconductor facility will meet the needs of the growing solar industry.
“The manufacturing campus is taking shape,” said Jim Russo, project
director, Hemlock Semiconductor. “It’s a big change from last year when you
could see only a few buildings on the
Russo says that all construction trades are needed but the emphasis is
shifting to pipefitters and electricians. Information about construction jobs
is available through the Montgomery County Career Center.
Professional and operations employees will move into the administration
building, known as the Hemlock Semiconductor Solar Center, in late spring and
summer of 2011. The Hemlock Semiconductor Solar Center will be considered for
LEEDS certification by the United States Green Building Council, as it features
natural lighting, water conserving plumbing fixtures,and roof-top solar
Hiring is underway for the 500 full-time employees who will operate the
plant when it begins producing polysilicon in 2012. Available positions include
production operators; degreed and experienced chemical, electrical and
mechanical engineers; and skilled trades such as instrumentation and welding.
Job openings are posted at hscpoly.com. Resumes must be submitted online.
About Hemlock Semiconductor Group
The Hemlock Semiconductor Group (hscpoly.com) – Hemlock
Semiconductor – is comprised of two joint ventures: Hemlock Semiconductor
Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor, L.L.C. The companies are joint ventures
of Dow Corning Corporation, Shin-Etsu Handotai and Mitsubishi Materials
Corporation. Hemlock Semiconductor is a leading provider of polycrystalline
silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacturing of
semiconductor devices and solar cells and modules. Hemlock Semiconductor began
its Michigan operations in 1961 and broke ground at its Tennessee location in
2009. HSC and HEMLOCK SEMICONDUCTOR are trademarks of Dow Corning
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to
serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global
leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and
services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® (xiameter.com) brands. Dow
Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s
annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations
adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative,
a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management
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