Wacker Begins $150M Tennessee Plant Expansion

Times Free Press, June 5, 2017

Wacker Chemie AG has reportedly begun construction on a new $150 million facility to produce pyrogenic silica at the company's sprawling $2.5 billion plant in Charleston, Tennessee. The new construction will raise two buildings next to the existing plant and lead to the hiring of about 50 chemical operators and 10 maintenance and engineering employees, officials said. The new employees will join the 650 people who already work at Wacker's Charleston plant. Pyrogenic silica is used in a wide range of products from toothpaste to cosmetics to paint.


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