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Mycon begins construction on electronic-grade sulfuric acid plant in Plainview, Texas

| By Mary Bailey

Mycon General Contractors, Inc. (Dallas, Tex.), in conjunction with Charlotte, North Carolina-based Marubeni Plant Contractor, Inc. (MPCI), has begun construction on an electronic-grade sulfuric acid (ELSA) manufacturing facility in Plainview, Texas. The chemical plant will supply electronic-grade sulfuric acid, a high-purity chemical used for cleaning and etching computer chips, to key global semiconductor and electronic manufacturing facilities across the United States.

This project is a joint venture between owners Dongjin Semichem Co., Ltd, Samsung C&T America, Inc., and Martin Resource Management. These groups have come together to form DSM Semichem LLC (DSM).

“We have just begun to scratch the surface of this market sector,” said Ryan Stoll, Partner and Vice President of Mycon. “We are thrilled to be working with Marubeni and DSM, a group of influential players in the manufacturing and advancement of technology at a global scale.”

The 4.5-acre project site is located at 1920 TX-194 in Plainview, just west of Interstate 27.

The ELSA facilities will include five pre-engineered metal buildings and a prefabricated guard shack totaling 21,910 square feet. The development will include an office building with clean room, warehouse, shipping building, truck scale, utility building, sulfur trioxide (SO3) generation structure, ELSA Module, and towers with connected process piping across all systems.

Construction is estimated to be completed in May of 2024.