Issue Date: April 9, 2012
Dow To Close Insulation Plants
Dow Chemical says it will close four manufacturing plants and idle a fifth to cut costs amid continued weakness in the European economy. The closures will take place over the next two years and will result in the loss of 900 jobs.
Dow will shut down three plants that produce Styrofoam, the company’s brand of closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam used for building insulation. The plants are located in Estarreja, Portugal; Balatonfűzfő, . . .
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