Charleston, Tennessee - Wacker Chemie AG

Charleston, Tennessee


On April 18, 2016, Wacker Chemie AG officially opened its new polysilicon production site in the US State of Tennessee. The ceremony in Charleston was attended by numerous guests from politics, business and government, including Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the state’s two US Senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. The new site is WACKER’s largest single investment ever, totaling some US$ 2.5 billion. WACKER began starting up individual plant sections at Charleston in December after a construction period of just under five years. So far, about 1,000 metric tons of polysilicon have been produced there. In the coming months, WACKER will gradually ramp up production and expects to reach Charleston’s full capacity of over 20,000 metric tons per year in the third quarter of 2016. Currently, the site has about 600 employees and, when fully operational, should have some 650.

Wacker Polysilicon North America, LLC

553 Wacker Blvd NW
Charleston, TN 37310-0446
United States