Mississippi Lands Silicon Metal Production Facility
Mississippi Silicon will build a new silicon metal production facility in Burnsville, Miss. The plant will produce silicon metal for a broad range of markets in the U.S., including the aluminum, automotive and chemical industries. Mississippi Silicon, which is a strategic partnership between Rima Holdings USA Inc. and domestic investor group Clean Tech I LLC, is investing $200 million in the project. The new facility is expected to create approximately 200 jobs. Rima Holdings USA is owned by the Vicintin family, who also owns Rima Industrial S/A in Brazil, a producer of silicon-based alloys and the only primary magnesium producer in the southern hemisphere.