Hoku Materials to build Polysilicon Plant

Hoku Materials, a division of Hoku Scientific, plans to build a $220
million polysilicon production plant in Pocatello, Idaho. CH2M HILL
Lockwood Greene will build the facility, according to Hoku, and will
create 200 jobs. 
The Hawaii-based company plans to produce the polysilicon for its own
solar panel business and offer excess supply to the semiconductor

Shindo, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hoku
Scientific, said, “We are pleased to have selected the City of
Pocatello as the location for our polysilicon production facility. We
believe Pocatello is an ideal location for a business of this nature
due to its pro-business environment, highly skilled labor force, and
ability to meet the operational needs of a growing company such as

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