Polysilicon maker Hemlock Semiconductor to lay off 100 workers

Hemlock Semiconductor’s polysilicon plant in Hemlock, Michigan (USA)
After the shutdown in Tennessee in 2014, Hemlock will lay off another 100 workers at its Michigan site – Image: Hemlock Semiconductor

Hemlock Semiconductor, once the world’s largest polysilicon producer, pays the price for the fact that U.S.-based suppliers are effectively shut out of China, the biggest polysilicon market. The company has announced that it will lay off 100 employees at its plant in Michigan, most of them in the first quarter of 2018.

On inquiry of pv magazine, Bernreuter Research has commented on the decision. You will find the article in our collection of PDF Articles.

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