Corker Meets With Wacker Executives

Friday, May 4, 2018
U.S. Senator Bob Corker met with Wacker executives Dr. Tobias Brandis, president of polysilicon division; Dr. Peter-Alexander Wacker, chairman of the supervisory board; and Dr. Rudolf Staudigl, president and CEO on Friday
U.S. Senator Bob Corker met with Wacker executives Dr. Tobias Brandis, president of polysilicon division; Dr. Peter-Alexander Wacker, chairman of the supervisory board; and Dr. Rudolf Staudigl, president and CEO on Friday

After meeting with Wacker executives to discuss the reopening of the company’s Charleston production plant, U.S. Senator Bob Corker Friday released the following statement. 

“I had a good discussion this afternoon with Wacker executives about the company’s phase-in approach to reopening the Charleston facility,” said Senator Corker. “I appreciate their transparency and due diligence to ensure the safety of the community and Wacker’s current and future employees. I look forward to them reaching full capacity very soon.” 


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