Hemlock plant in Clarksville to close permanently

Hemlock Plant
Courtesy: ClarksvilleNow .com

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Hemlock Semiconductor plant in Clarksville is expected to permanently close its doors.

The announcement was made Wednesday in a statement by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council.

“As difficult as this is, the continued market adversity and complex political conditions have left no economically viable options for Hemlock Semiconductor to operate the site,” said Denise Beachy, president of Hemlock Semiconductor.

She continued, “It is unfortunate for both the company and the community that these conditions have forced us to take this action.”

The 50 employees at the plant were notified Wednesday of the closing. Some of them will relocate to other plants, while others are taking severance packages.

The EDC and HSC will work together on a plan to re-purpose the Clarksville site and possibly market it to other industrial prospects.

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