On Friday, September 9th, 2022, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that Wolfspeed would build a new manufacturing campus in Siler City that will employ 1,800 people and generate a $5 billion investment. The facility will produce silicon carbide materials that are used in cars, phones, and other technology. The facility will be known as the John Palmour Manufacturing Center for Silicon Carbide, or the JP, and will be the largest in the world of its kind.
Construction on the new facility is underway at the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site
Wolfspeed has been working with local, county and state officials to secure all permits and submit plans for the site and facility. The building is currently under construction. Wolfspeed’s facility is located at the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Site, located off of U.S. 64 West. The Wolfspeed facility will occupy 450 acres of the megasite, with 1,400 remaining open to additional industrial development.
Siler City was the ideal location for the company’s expansion
Wolfspeed was founded in North Carolina and is headquartered at the Research Triangle Park in Durham. To meet the growing demand for its products, Wolfspeed was looking for a new site to expand their manufacturing capacity. The CAM Site’s proximity to Durham, labor force, land availability and available utilities made it a top choice for the company.
Working for Wolfspeed
Wolfspeed is already hiring for roles that will be based at the Siler City facility. Their open positions can be viewed here. Additionally, Wolfspeed is partnered with Chatham County Schools and Central Carolina Community Colleges to engage with K-12 students about careers at the company.