Wacker Expands Production in Charleston Tennessee

Company Creates 200 New Jobs

Wacker adding new plant to Charleston site

 

Wacker plans to expand its production in Charleston Tennessee.   Governor Bill Lee made the announcement this morning with Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, and Wacker officials.   Governor Bill Lee said, “Companies choose to invest in Tennessee because of our skilled workforce, strong business climate and quality of life. I commend WACKER for its continued investment and job creation in Bradley County.”

The expansion involves 200 million dollars over several years.   This is the second expansion for the company.     Wacker’s U.S. entity President David Wilhoit also said,  “WACKER continues its specialty strategy providing U.S. domestic production to markets such as construction, consumer care, automotive, and health care.”

According to company officials the first phase of the proposed expansion will add plants to manufacture high-consistency silicone rubber and silicone sealants.

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