Wacker employees return from training in Germany

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A group of senior chemical operators from Wacker Polysilicon is returning to East Tennessee after six months of training with counterparts in Germany.

The company is planning a graduation ceremony Monday to award some 50 workers a certificate in Process Technology and Advanced Process Technology. The training at the company's German operations followed six months of course work at the Wacker Institute at Chattanooga State Community College.

Wacker Polysilicon produces hyperpure polycrystalline silicon, a material used to make solar cells and semiconductor devices. Its plant in Charleston, Tenn., is to begin operations by the end of next year and employ about 650 full-time workers.


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