Project Summary

The Grant County EDC has worked hard to ensure that REC Silicon's $970 million expansion project located in Moses Lake. The EDC helped local and state officials to secure over $2.5 million in grants and low interest loans to expand public infrastructure that is critical to the REC Silicon Project.

REC Silicon broke ground August 15, 2006 and the first of several projects has been completed. The new facility is 20 floors tall and houses several fluid bed reactors that will produce 6,500 metric tons of polysilicon.

Updated: November 2017
NAICS: 325100- Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Employment: 250
Annual Payroll: $16,665,000

SOC Occupation % of Industry Average Yearly Salary
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 15.06% $56,350
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 8.61% $62,750
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 4.94% $77,500
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 3.78% $55,550
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3.69% $55,550
53-3032  Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers  3.68% $48,050
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 3.37% $112,040
19-2031 Chemists 3.13% $77,690
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2.92% $58,670
51-9023  Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders 2.28% $39,640
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