How Our CARE Grants Continued Building Stronger Communities in 2023

Three times each year, HSC’s Community and Regional Empowerment (CARE) Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations across the Great Lakes Bay Region to support their work to build stronger communities and families and help people in need. In the final round of 2023 CARE grants, six organizations received financial support for projects and programs that … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor Appoints New Commercial Leaders for Semiconductor, Solar Markets

Hemlock, Mich. – Hemlock Semiconductor, the nation’s leading manufacturer of hyper-pure polysilicon for the semiconductor and solar industries, today announced the appointment of new leadership for its commercial teams. Mike Modolo has been promoted to Semiconductor Commercial Director and Blake Barthelmess has been appointed as Solar Commercial Director.  “I’m thrilled to add Mike Modolo and Blake … Read more

Family & Children’s Services receives $10K grant from community foundation, Hemlock

Family & Children’s Services (FCS) has received a grant of $10,000 from the Midland Area Community Foundation and Hemlock Semiconductor to provide mental health counseling services to rural communities in Midland County. The Hemlock Semiconductor grant was awarded through its donor-advised fund held at the community foundation. Family & Children’s Services has partnered with the Greater … Read more

HSC launches Youth Apprenticeship Program with Saginaw Career Complex to train the next generation of skilled trades professionals

Building a strong and sustained educational pipeline for our future workforce is a high priority for Hemlock Semiconductor, especially when it comes to the skilled trades. As a major manufacturer, we employ dozens of pipefitters, millwrights, HVAC-R technicians, instrumentation technicians, and electricians. These are critical positions in the HSC workforce, yet they can be difficult … Read more

Amid huge demand, career complex forging future skilled workers

Students are cutting their teeth in a variety of fields at the Saginaw Career Complex. “This gives them an opportunity to try an occupation on to see if it’s a good fit,” said Jenny Geno, Saginaw Intermediate School District executive director of career and technical education. Geno oversees the 22 programs at the Saginaw Career Complex, … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor Appoints Roy Furbank as Vice President of Process Engineering

Hemlock Semiconductor, the nation’s leading manufacturer of hyper-pure polysilicon for the semiconductor and solar industries, announced that Roy Furbank has joined the company’s executive leadership team as Vice President – Process Engineering, a new position that highlights the critical importance of driving innovation and continuous improvements across HSC’s manufacturing processes. Furbank reports directly to HSC Chairman and … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor Appoints Roy Furbank as Vice President of Process Engineering

New executive position focuses on innovation and continuous improvement in HSC polysilicon manufacturing processes  Hemlock, Mich. – Hemlock Semiconductor, the nation’s leading manufacturer of hyper-pure polysilicon for the semiconductor and solar industries, today announced that Roy Furbank has joined the company’s executive leadership team as Vice President – Process Engineering, a new position that highlights … Read more

Governor Whitmer Calls on President Biden to Ensure CHIPS and Science Act Funds are Invested in Michigan’s Semiconductor Manufacturing

Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to President Joe Biden calling on him to ensure funding from the historic, bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act can be invested in Michigan companies, including Hemlock Semiconductor. This builds on months of advocacy and a recent letter from Democrats in Michigan’s congressional delegation. “Michigan is fired up about President Biden’s CHIPS and Science Act but concerned about its implementation,” … Read more

HSC boosts Michigan’s emerging microchip industry 

When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited Hemlock Semiconductor last fall, she signed an executive directive that aimed to establish Michigan as a global leader in the production of semiconductors, also known as microchips. Gov. Whitmer chose HSC as the venue for her action because we play a critical role in the semiconductor supply chain as a … Read more

Saginaw transit routes get boost as Memorial Cup approaches

A plan to operate buses on a 15-minute interval loop from the Dow Event Center through downtown Saginaw and Old Town during the 2024 Memorial Cup is getting $27,000. The funds are coming from the Saginaw Downtown Development Authority, said Glenn Steffens, Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services executive director. The funding will help offer citizens … Read more