Hemlock Could Benefit Locals

Paris, TN – A Henry County, TN official says the area stands to benefit from the opening of a new industrial plant in Clarksville. Henry County Alliance CEO Carl Holder met with other officials in the region last week to discuss how they could benefit from opening of polysilicon-manufacturer Hemlock Semiconductor plant, scheduled for 2012. Holder says Henry, Carroll, Benton, and Weakley counties plan to form a consortium to market the area to industries who might be interested in operating close to Clarksville. He says companies that use polysilicon to manufacture products like computers or solar cells could benefit from setting up shop so close to a large manufacturer. Holder says they haven't identified specific potential clients, but state economic development officials say they will partner with the consortium to begin marketing.