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 Dow.
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 land in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes, Dow established Louisiana Operations - its first site in the state.
Today, Dow Louisiana is the largest petrochemical company in the state, providing jobs for more than 4,000 Dow and contract employees, and pumping over $1 billion into the state’s economy each year.
At four sites in Louisiana – Plaquemine, Grand Bayou, Hahnville, and Greensburg, – Dow manufactures 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.