SolarWorld in Hillsboro is planning a $10 million expansion that will include the addition of 200 full-time jobsThe announced Thursday that it would be adding a solar-panel production line to increase capacity in 2015.
The expansion will bring total employment for the company in Hillsboro to 900 workers.
In July 2013, SolarWorld announced layoffs for 100 workers.
At the time, cited price declines caused by Chinese competitors selling solar products in the U.S. below manufacturing costs.
On Thursday, SolarWorld U.S. Mukesh Dulani said a number of factors, including the company's trade cases against China, have allowed for the planned expansion.
According to a SolarWorld release, the U.S. Department of Commerce will announced its final determinations on the company's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duty petitions against manufacturers from China and Taiwan on Dec. 17. Earlier this year, the announced preliminary tariffs for China.
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