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According to Rudolf Staudigl, president and CEO of Wacker Chemie AG, this site was chosen not only for its well-developed infrastructure, but also because of the outstanding support and cooperation made available by the Bradley County government offices, the Bradley-Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and the State of Tennessee. The package of incentives connected with the land purchase includes provisions for necessary transportation access and a reliable source for water and electric-based energy, which are key resources associated with the production of hyperpure polycrystalline silicon.
“We expect polysilicon demand from the solar and semiconductor industries to further increase in coming years,” said Staudigl. “Purchasing the land is an essential prerequisite to quickly build up additional production capacities outside the Euro zone in line with the projected market trends and growth in demand.”
For more information, visit www.wacker.com.