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China Trade War Didn’t Boost U.S. Manufacturing Might

WASHINGTON—President Trump’s trade war against China didn’t achieve the central objective of reversing a U.S. decline in manufacturing, economic data show, despite tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods to discourage imports.

Hemlock Semiconductor releases sustainability report

Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) released its 2020 Sustainability Report detailing the company’s performance over the last five years (2015-2019) in key sustainability areas, including environmental and social impact, governance, and innovation.

Hemlock Semiconductor Releases First Sustainability Report

Report Details HSC’s Energy Efficiency Upgrades, Community Engagement and Commitment to a Decarbonized Solar Supply Chain as Part of a ‘Sustainable Society’ HEMLOCK, Mich. ― Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) today released its 2020 Sustainability Report detailing the company’s performance over the last five years (2015-2019) in key sustainability areas, including environmental and social impact, governance, and … Read more

Voting Starts Monday to Name HSC Polysilicon ‘Coolest Thing Made in Michigan’ in Manufacturing Contest

GLBR residents asked to support HSC by casting votes for polysilicon HEMLOCK, Mich. ― The ultra-pure polysilicon produced by Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) has been nominated for the 2020 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” People’s Choice Award hosted by the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA). This “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” contest highlights the coolest product manufactured … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor Names Linda Gruber Site Manager for Newly Acquired TCS Production Facility

Longtime HSC employee has held a variety of roles over 24-year career HEMLOCK, Mich. ― Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC), the country’s largest manufacturer of ultra-pure polysilicon used in solar panels and semiconductors, has named Linda Gruber to be the site manager of its newly acquired trichlorosilane (TCS) facility in Midland, Mich. Gruber, 51, began her career … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor Launches Next Round of CARE Grants Through Area Community Foundations

Local organizations have until Sept. 30 to apply in Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties HEMLOCK, Mich. ― As part of its goal to improve the quality of life throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region, Hemlock Semiconductor Operation’s Community and Regional Empowerment (CARE) Fund is again accepting applications for up to $30,000 for local projectsand programs. … Read more

HSC Community Calendar Art Contest Winning Entries Depict ‘The Beauty of Diversity in My Community’

Winners, finalists from Great Lakes Bay Region to be honored on HSC social media HEMLOCK, Mich. ― Depictions of “The Beauty of Diversity in My Community” created by area students were recently awarded prizes and will be featured in Hemlock Semiconductor Operations’ (HSC) 2021 calendar as part of the company’s 11th annual Community Calendar Contest. The … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor to Vertically Integrate Polysilicon Production

Acquisition of DuPont’s Trichlorosilane Operations Will Strengthen Position in Semiconductor, Solar Industries and Enable Accelerated Decarbonization of the Solar Supply Chain HEMLOCK, Mich. ― Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) today announced its acquisition of a DuPont business that makes trichlorosilane (TCS), the primary raw material used in producing the ultra-pure polysilicon HSC supplies to the semiconductor and … Read more

HSC Awards Second Round of CARE Grants through Area Community Foundations

Local organizations in Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties receiving financial help HEMLOCK, Mich. — For decades, students in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter at Chesaning Union High School had to walk a lengthy distance to work with animals in a 40-yearold barn and 30-year-old greenhouse that were both small and outdated. Efforts to … Read more

Hemlock Area STEM Center Holds Virtual Groundbreaking

Center will support programs in engineering, design and FIRST Robotics for area students HEMLOCK, Mich. ― The new Hemlock Area STEM Center held a virtual groundbreaking today for what will become the future home for robotics and other STEM-related programs for Merrill, Swan Valley, St. Charles, Freeland and Hemlock school districts. The announcement comes as public … Read more