Locations - Louisiana Operations
Dow came to Louisiana in 1956, drawn by the state’s abundant natural resources, excellent transportation network, deep water port, easy access to the Mississippi River, dedicated workforce and available land.
With the purchase of four plantations in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes, Dow established Louisiana Operations - its first site in the state.
Today, the 1,500-acre integrated manufacturing facility near Plaquemine and brine operations in Grand Bayou comprise one of Louisiana’s largest petrochemical facilities. With more than 3,000 employees and contract employees, Louisiana Operations is the largest employer in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes and plays an active role in the surrounding communities.
Home to most of Dow’s global businesses, Louisiana Operations has 23 production units manufacturing more than 50 different intermediate and specialty chemical products, such as chlorine and polyethylene, that are used to produce cosmetics, detergents, solvents, pharmaceuticals, adhesives, plastics for a variety of packaging, automotive parts, electronics components, and more.
With an industrial park design, Louisiana Operations has co-located companies within the site’s borders. It offers convenient transportation options, including marine, rail, truck and pipeline. In addition, Louisiana Operations has tremendous power and steam capacity along with the ability to treat its own waste.
Meet our Site Leader
Kevin Cadien is the Site Director for Dow Chemical Louisiana Operations.
Kevin began his career at DuPont in 1997 in the Ethylene Copolymers business where he held various roles including assistance to operations engineer, Area Operations Manager, and Technology Superintendent at Sabine. He later served as plant manager for the DuPont Performance Elastomers operations at Beaumont Works, the site manager for the Houston Powder Coatings business headquarters & operations, and then plant manager for the Bayport Site within the Electronics and Communications business. . In 2013, he became the Global Supply Chain Leader for Ethylene Copolymers within the Packaging and Industrial Polymers (P&IP) business with responsibility for the end to end integrated supply chain. He subsequently held global leadership roles as the P&IP Business Engineering Manager and later Global Contract Manufacturing Manager for DuPont Performance Materials (DPM). Most recently, he served as the DPM Global Integration Lead for the DowDuPont merger coordinating operations as well as supporting supply chain activities. In March 2017, Kevin was assigned to Site Manager for Sabine River Works. In February 2018, he became the Site Director for The Dow Chemical Louisiana Operations Site. He has the overall responsibility and accountability for site personnel, community relations and achievement of business and corporate goals.
Kevin earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.