Recycling Services to increase workforce and outlets
Solarsilicon Recycling Services LLC (SRS)
has acquired a 90,000 square foot industrial building in Ventura,
California in an expansion that will keep the company in Ventura
County, open new outlets for its products and services, increase
its workforce and establish an incubator for a new manufacturing
process that promises to revolutionize the industry.
SRS, which recycles unusable and off-spec silicon and processes
it into usable feedstock for the solar industry, acquired the
property at 2433 Eastman Avenue for $6.3 million.
Since March the company has grown from 43 employees to 70 workers
and SRS has been operating its 20,000 square foot Camarillo facility
on a 24 hour, 6 day-a-week schedule to meet the demand for its
products since September.
SRS also needed a larger facility to continue work it has begun
on the development of a second, innovative process for cleaning
silicon that will be unique to the industry and is expected to
revolutionize the silicon manufacturing process. The Ventura
facility will be an incubator for this new process, and, once
operational, it will become a flagship for the company’s expansion
throughout the Pacific Northwest, Midwest and even Europe, allowing
SRS to invite national and international customers to view its
manufacturing, green energy and environmentally responsible disposal
processes first-hand and positioning the company as a world leader
in its industry.
Short term, SRS will hire an additional 20-30 new workers with
the move, and it is investing approximately $3 million to $5
million in new equipment that will enable the company to clean
silicon to semiconductor standards and open up a new channel
of distribution for its products.