Monday, August 14, 2017 / by Scott Shine
MGC Pure Chemicals America, Inc., selects Killeen, Texas as their next site location for a manufacturing plant that will service the semiconductor industry. MGC Pure Chemicals America, Inc. (MPCA) is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (MGC) based in Tokyo, Japan.
MPCA will establish a plant in the Killeen Business Park to meet the growing demand for its products. The facility is expected to start production in 2019 and will produce super-pure hydrogen peroxide, a cleaning chemical used in the semiconductor industry for applications that require stripping, etching, and cleaning of silicon wafers.
MPCA currently operates one plant in Mesa, Arizona. The parent company, MGC, does business in a wide range of fields from basic chemicals to fine chemicals and functional materials. In addition to MPCA, MGC operates a facility in Virginia and has several operations outside of Japan including in Saudi Arabia, China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Trinidad and Tobago, and others.
“This is an exciting time for MGC Pure Chemicals America, Inc. As our company expands into the State of Texas we are looking forward to being a partner with the City of Killeen. Our goal is to be good corporate citizens, be a successful organization in order to provide quality jobs to the area, and contribute to the semionductor Industry. I would like to thank the Killeen Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce for working with MPCA to bring our company to the City of Killeen,” said Mr. Yasuaki Matsumi, President and CEO of MGC Pure Chemicals America, Inc.
“The City of Killeen is delighted to have MGC Pure Chemicals America, Inc. locate in our community. The citizens and businesses of the greater Killeen area will see a positive economic impact of this project by way of direct and indirect new jobs and sales revenue generated by the presence and production line of this manufacturer. I want to thank the Killeen Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce for all their work in helping bring MGC Pure Chemicals America, Inc. to our city,” said Killeen City Mayor Jose Segarra. The Killeen plant will occupy a 28-acre site that contains room to double the size of the initial facility and a rail spur installation. MPCA will invest about $30 million in land, building, machinery and equipment and create 28 new jobs over five years. The average annual salary will be $66,600 per year.
“Based on the capital investment of MPCA and the jobs created, the net benefits to the City of Killeen over a 10- year period total $2,234,191according to our economic impact analysis,” said Curt Gaines, KEDC Treasurer.