Dow in Louisiana

What do disposable diapers, electronic components, football helmets and automotive parts have in common? They are all made from the basic and specialty chemicals produced by the Louisiana employees of The Dow Chemical Company.

Dow's operations in Louisiana began in 1956 with the purchase of four plantations in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes.

Today, Dow Louisiana is the largest petrochemical company in the state, providing jobs for more than 6,000 Dow and contract employees, and pumping over $1 billion into the state’s economy each year. At six locations, we manufacture more than 100 basic and specialty chemicals that are shipped worldwide.

These products serve as building blocks for hundreds of everyday products from plastics to soaps, detergents, food additives, cosmetics, shampoos and pharmaceuticals.

In each of our locations, Dow is a part of the surrounding community, providing jobs, economic stability, and striving to maintain and enhance the quality of life. Committed to the principles of sustainable development, Dow and its employees in Louisiana seek to balance economic, environmental and social responsibility as we invest in our communities and encourage them to invest in themselves.