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Large equipment placed at Wacker Polysilicon site

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CHARLESTON, TN (WRCB) -- The Wacker Polysilicon site in Charleston, Tenn. is now home large core equipment.

Five large structures, measuring more than 200 feet tall each, were placed at the site last year.

"Last year we saw the final phase of concrete pouring, the arrival of large core equipment, the beginning of steel erection and the start of interior work," says Dr. Martin Richtberg, vice president of engineering and head of the Wacker Polysilicon construction project. 

Wacker Polysilicon global leader in the production of hyperpure polycrystalline silicon.

The Charleston site is scheduled to begin operation in 2015. The plant will employ some 650 full-time workers once fully operational.

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