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Ferroglobe unit sets plan to restart silicon metal facility in Selma

SELMA, Alabama — Alabama officials announced today Globe Metallurgical Inc. (GMI),  a subsidiary of Ferroglobe PLC, a leading producer of silicon metal and specialty alloys, is moving forward with a plan to restart an idled silicon metal facility in Selma.

The Dallas County facility will employ about 100 people and conduct business with 150 local suppliers, providing an additional economic boost for the region.

GMI’s two-furnace operation at the Selma facility can produce up to 22,000 tons of silicon metal a year and support many industries including solar, semiconductors, automotive, consumer products, construction, and energy.

“The restart of the Selma facility has been a part of our multi-year strategy,” Ferroglobe CEO Marco Levi said. “We thank the many government officials who supported this effort and look forward to welcoming back the workforce.”

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