Friday, April 8, 2011

We Win With Fused Quartz Tubing

See the article at for the latest Licking County, Ohio expansion. The project is an expansion of the production capacity for Momentive Performance Materials' fused quartz tubing line. It's great news for the 79|Seventy Advanced Materials Corridor.

Momentive's Hebron, Ohio plant doesn't often make headlines, but it should. The place tripled it's employment in the past two years and expanded multiple times too--all during a recession.

While installation of solar panels makes the news, the higher side of the value chain, making of silicon crucibles to service the solar module manufacturing industry, does not. Momentive does this with engineers and technicians working in a clean room environment.

Momentive serves Asian markets from Ohio. You don't hear that often either.

All this validates Licking County is not only poised to, but is seeing, the recovery of manufacturing.

Yes, manufacturing is alive.

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