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Dow to build new $100 million innovation centre in Michigan

The new facility, which will employ approximately 200 research and development employees, will focus on silicone science and organic chemistry, housing both lab and office space.

August 7, 2017   Canadian Plastics

The Dow Chemical Company has confirmed plans to build a new, US$100 million innovation centre near its Midland, Mich., headquarters.

The new facility, which will employ approximately 200 research and development employees, will focus on silicone science and organic chemistry, housing both lab and office space, the company said in a statement.

“This added R&D power will complement the work of Dow’s more than 1,200 researchers and developers already based in the Great Lakes Bay Region, to focus on market opportunities such as advancing technologies for home and personal care products, enhancing and broadening Dow’s energy-saving building technologies, advancing materials science for critical infrastructure and driving closer partnerships with customers and value chain leaders,” the statement said.

Construction is expected to finish in the fourth quarter of 2019, Dow said.

Dow CEO Andrew Liveris first announced the project in December, 2016, at a Grand Rapids, Mich. event with then U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.


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