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Dow Chemical Closing Solon Plant

Dow Chemical is closing about 20 plants, including one in Solon, as part of a restructuring effort.

UPDATE: The Plain Dealer reports that the work performed at the Solon plant will be moved to a plant in Georgia.

The newspaper also reports that no date has been set for when the Solon plant will close.

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A Solon plant owned by Dow Chemical plans to close as the industry giant embarks on a restructuring effort.

The Solon plant, a Dow subsidiary called Poly-Carb Inc., is one of roughly 20 plants the company is shutting down, reports the Associated Press. The Solon plant is located on Bainbridge Road.

The plant closings, which include shedding about 2,400 jobs, come as the company is dealing with a global economic slowdown that's cut into its business.

The Solon plant was sold to Dow in 2007. It makes materials used in roads and bridges and other infrastructure projects, according to AP.

The plant had roughly 40 jobs when it was sold to Dow, according to the AP. It's unclear how many it has now.

tomcody October 24, 2012 at 04:13 PM
..it is sad and too many people do not see the forest for the TREES..!!..
tomcody October 24, 2012 at 04:14 PM
RED, i think the "beliefs" are at the root of the problem..
Rudolph S Caparros Jr December 13, 2012 at 09:32 PM
HazMat Experts and Firefighters petition Dow Chemical and Union Pacific for safe rail tank cars transporting gas chlorine. Secondary containment is a necessary improvement that must be implemented. See--PETITION C KIT for First Responders Comments.
Rudy Caparros December 28, 2012 at 11:48 PM
WARNING: FIRST RESPONDERS’ use of THE CHLORINE INSTITUTE “C” KIT may cause the catastrophic failure of a chlorine tank car, instantly creating a toxic gas plume with a distance of not less than seven miles. The first mile will have chlorine concentrations of 1,000 ppm, causing death after one or two breaths with no opportunity for escape. To learn more, see PETITION C KIT, click on “First Responder Warnings.”
Jim Gerard January 03, 2013 at 12:40 AM
TOXIC TRAIN SAFETY - A First Responders Petition caused The Chlorine Institute to conduct a five-month study comparing the safety of secondary containment to the chlorine “C”-Kit for chlorine tank cars. The study proved secondary containment to be, by far, the safest technology for containing and preventing releases of chlorine gas. To see secondary containment - search “CHLORTANKER.”

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