Gov. Whitmer Launches Groundbreaking on New $375 Million Expansion of Hemlock Semiconductor, Creating 170 New Jobs

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined company officials and federal, state, and local leaders to break ground on Hemlock Semiconductor’s (HSC) new expansion project at the company’s Thomas Township operations. Governor Whitmer announced the project in September, bringing a planned investment of $375 million and creation of 170 high-wage jobs to Saginaw County and strengthening Michigan’s leadership position … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor Breaks Ground on Next‑Generation Finishing Facility

Advanced manufacturing technologies will enable HSC to strengthen semiconductor supply chain Hemlock, Mich. — Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC), the nation’s leading manufacturer of hyper-pure polysilicon used in the semiconductor and solar industries, today celebrated breaking ground on an expansion project that will modernize the manufacturing process HSC uses to refine its semiconductor-grade polysilicon. “Michigan is … Read more

Reader thanks county fair youth, animal buyers

To the editor: The Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network is very grateful for the approximately 750 pounds of lamb and pork products (valued at approximately $4,500) donated by 10 businesses which purchased animals from youth at this year’s Midland County Fair auction. The packages of frozen meat will be distributed to people in Midland … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor Women Win Two MFG Excellence Awards

Hemlock, Mich. — Hemlock Semiconductor (HSC), the nation’s leading manufacturer of hyper-pure polysilicon used in the semiconductor and solar industries, today announced that two HSC employees – both women – are receiving statewide recognition as recipients of 2022 MFG Excellence Awards, presented by the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA). “I am deeply proud of Terri and … Read more

This Just In: Gov. Whitmer approves additional investment in SOAR Fund to attract transformational projects to the state

Passed by the Michigan Legislature on Sept. 28 and signed by Governor Whitmer today, the bipartisan supplemental package includes $496 million for future economic development projects and $350 million for site development statewide. Less than a year after new economic development programs were created to position Michigan to win transformational projects, the state’s Strategic Outreach … Read more

Spirit Kickoff 2022-23 Season with Opening Night Celebration

The Saginaw Spirit kicks off their 21st season in the Great Lakes Bay Region Saturday night when they host the Guelph Storm at 7:05 p.m. at The Dow Event Center. Tonight’s Event: The home opener puck drop is at 7:05 p.m., and tickets for the game are available at the Saginaw Spirit Store, Dow Event … Read more

Opportunities abound: Thousands attend MTU career fair

Michigan Technological University students met with recruiters from more than 370 companies at Wednesday’s fall Career Fair, the first to be in-person since 2019.  The five-hour fair drew thousands of students to the Student Development Complex.  “We’ve been open for an hour and 10 minutes, and this is the first time it’s been clear,” said acting … Read more

Gov. Whitmer Calls on Secretary Raimondo to Bring Investments from CHIPS and Science Act to Michigan

Letter to Secretary Raimondo touts state’s strong manufacturing base and skilled workforce, prepares Michigan to compete for investments bringing semiconductor supply chain from China to Michigan LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, highlighting Michigan for forthcoming investments from the CHIPS and Science Act. The bipartisan … Read more

Here’s how $50B in CHIPS money will be spent

Plans for diving up billions in semiconductor research and manufacturing incentives are coming into focus. The U.S. Department of Commerce laid out a high-level plan for $50 billion in incentives through the CHIPS for America fund, authorized by the CHIPS and Science Act, President Joe Biden signed last month. On Friday, the president plans to visit … Read more

THIS JUST IN: Latest investments boost Michigan’s leadership in semiconductor industry

With a strong history of leadership in manufacturing, Michigan is now paving the way as a world-leading innovation hub for the semiconductor industry. With a rich history in manufacturing and innovation, Michigan is poised to be a guiding hand as the world’s needs for semiconductor technology continue to evolve in the 21st century. As the … Read more