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SolarWorld planning huge expansion in Hillsboro, Ore. March 19, 2009

Filed under: Green Jobs,Oregon,Solar — nwrenewablenews @ 2:51 pm
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SolarWorld, the German company making solar cells in Hillsboro, plans to expand its plant with a 210,000-square-foot logistics and production building.

The largest solar factory in North America opened last fall, with 480,000 square feet of space.

“We are running out of space here in the existing building,” said Anne Schneider, SolarWorld spokeswoman in Hillsboro.

The $440 million plant employs about 350 workers as hiring continues.

As many as 200 construction workers will work on the expansion at its peak. Completion is scheduled for November.

Richard Read, The Oregonian – http://www.oregonlive.com/business/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/business/1237433105323020.xml&coll=7

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