published Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Wacker ramping up to 2,500 builders on site in Bradley County

Aerial photo of Wacker Chemical site
Aerial photo of Wacker Chemical site
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Wacker expects to bolster its construction workforce up to 2,500 at its Charleston, Tenn., plant site by early 2013, an official said today.

That number will rise from about 1,000 builders today, said site manager Konrad Bachhuber.

"We are moving fast, making excellent progress," he said about work at the $1.8 billion plant site.

The plant is to start making polysilicon in late 2013. The factory is to employ about 650 full-time workers making polysilicon for the solar industry.

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Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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