N. Portland MEMC Solar adds 50 jobs

Portland Business Journal:

A North Portland manufacturing plant that makes silicon wafers for the solar energy industry will grow its production capacity five-fold by next year, according to plans unveiled Friday.

St. Peters, Mo.-based MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (NYSE: WFR) said it will increase the plant’s annual production capacity from 60 megawatts to 300 megawatts by 2011, while growing its work force from around 80 to 130.

The news was announced at the Solar Power International trade show being held in Los Angeles, with company officials and Oregon economic development leaders in attendance.

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