ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Wacker Chemie A.G. has opened its new $50 million-plus innovation center near Ann Arbor, which also will serve as a regional headquarters for its Wacker Chemical Corp. subsidiary.
The Munich-based chemical research, development and manufacturing company has more than 200 employees that moved in April into the 140,000-sq.-ft. building in Pittsfield Charter Township, Mich., near Ann Arbor. Construction of the building started in December 2020, according to the May 11 news release.
"The site will serve as an important anchor for our growing operations across North and Central America," President and CEO David Wilhoit said in the release. "This area is home to dozens of research facilities and educational institutions, making it one of the leading communities in Michigan and the entire nation for R&D, enabling the company to network with, and recruit from among, the best high-tech talent in the nation."