Silicon metal producer Sinova Global will invest $150 million in Tennessee to open a metal refining plant in Tiptonville, state and company officials announced.

The investment from Canadian-based Sinova Global is expected to create 140 jobs in Lake County.

"The huge support we have received from all levels of government was an important factor in our decision to select Tiptonville as the site for our new, state-of-the-art silicon metal plant," Sinova Global CEO Jayson Tymko said. "Tennessee’s attractive business environment, integrated supply chain, skilled workforce, and supportive regulation means we can rapidly develop our operations to supply the growing energy storage, solar power, aluminum and EV markets. We look forward to growing alongside the community as we create an essential element necessary for the clean energy transition.”

Sinova Global's facility will be adjacent to Port of Cates Landing, which will help facilitate direct access to Sinova’s wholly owned quartz deposit in Golden, British Columbia, according to a Tennessee news release. Sinova Global will manufacture silicon anode batteries, solar cells, semiconductors and aluminum at the Tiptonville plant.

“All of Tennessee succeeds when rural Tennessee succeeds, and this project will be transformational for Lake County," Gov. Bill Lee said. "I thank Sinova Global for choosing to invest in Tennessee and establish its first manufacturing operations here.”

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