Mississippi Silicon project reappears, to create 200 jobs in Burnsville

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

State officials announced today that that Mississippi Silicon will build a new silicon metal production facility in Burnsville in Tishomingo County. The company, Mississippi Silicon, is investing $200 million in the project, which will create 200 jobs, according to Gov. Phil Bryant’s office.

It’s at least the second time in two years that Mississippi Silicon has tried to open in the state.

According to a press release, the Burnsville plant will produce silicon metal for a broad range of industries in the U.S., including the aluminum, automotive and chemical industries. Mississippi Silicon’s high-tech facility is expected to be one of the most efficient and cost competitive silicon metal production facilities in the world, according to the release.

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