Wacker Chemical has plans to locate its new North American Innovation Center and Regional Headquarters in Pittsfield Charter Township, MI. The $50 million, 140,000-square-foot building will have more than 300 employees, including those who will relocate from the company’s current regional headquarters in Adrian, MI. Groundbreaking took place in October 2020, and the company expects to add up to 70 new jobs at the new location in the coming years. At the Adrian location, the company plans to continue producing elastomers, silicone uids, and silicone emulsions.

The new innovation center and headquarters will serve as a leading-edge location for advanced research and design activities and allow for employee collaboration. The company makes products for many industries, including silicone, polymer, life sciences, and polysilicon markets.