Dow Corning to build multi-billion dollar polysilicon plant in Clarksville TN

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Dow Corning made the official announcement in the fall of 2008 that it will immediately begin construction on a multi-billion dollar solar technology investment in northeastern Clarksville. The TVA megasite in Clarksville had recently been in the running for a VW plant earlier in the year. VW decided to build in Chattanooga, leaving the door open for Dow and Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. to move into the Clarksville area. HSC is the world's largest maker of polycrystalline silicone which is used in solar panels and semiconductor chips. Governor Phil Bredesen was on hand for the announcement and said this investment could be the largest ever in Tennessee history.

This is exciting news for residents of the Clarksville area who are eager to see some higher paying jobs for the area. The investment is expected to bring at least 500 high paying jobs to the area and up to 800 when expanded. Construction of the plant will employ about 1,000 workers over the next five to seven years. Total employment for the plant could reach as high as 4000 jobs.

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Comments (1)

Calon Ayers
I am very interested in working for this company. This company is gonna be very successful and very stable.
Apr 17, 2011 02:32 PM