Nestled in approximately 100 acres of woods, Dow's Larkin Center is home to business, sales and research functions for Dow’s Performance Plastics and Chemicals business group and Dow Building Solutions.
100 Larkin Center
Employees of 100 Larkin Center work in many of the functions supporting the Designed Polymers & Latex business portfolio and the Specialty Chemicals business, and many of the products for these businesses are made at Dow’s Michigan Operations.
Within Designed Polymers & Latex, many of the employees in 100 Larkin are involved in the Dow Wolff Cellulosics and Specialty Polymers businesses. These businesses market and develop products that help enhance the performance and properties of a variety of consumer goods used daily, such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, construction materials, and household cleaning products.
Products within the Specialty Chemicals business are used as functional ingredients or processing aids in the manufacturing of many different types of products. Some of the major applications for these products include electronics, gas-treating solvents, fluids and lubricants, agricultural and pharmaceutical products, and transportation.
Most of the employees working in Larkin Lab support the Dow Wolff Cellulosics and Dow Water Solutions businesses. Many of these employees are involved in research and technical support functions to help develop and create new products that help provide cleaner drinking water, healthier foods, more effective medicines, and many other products we rely on every day.
Dow Building Solutions has annual sales in excess of US $1 Billion and employs more than 1,250 people globally. The business operates more than 30 manufacturing plants globally, and is headquartered at 200 Larkin Center. Representatives from the following functional teams are located at 200 Larkin:
- Business Communications
- Customer Service
- New Business Development
- Research and Development
- Supply Chain
- Technical Service and Development
The site also operates a pilot plant and research labs, and has celebrated three years without an OSHA recordable injury.
More About Dow Building Solutions
Dow Building Solutions offers solutions focused on addressing issues that are important to builders and home buyers, including energy efficiency, moisture resistance and durability.
Dow Building Solutions has a 60-year history in the construction industry, a legacy that began with the launch ofour flagship STYROFOAM™ brand insulation, the most well-known brand of extruded polystyrene insulation.
Dow Building Solutions has built its product and brand portfolio from its flagship product, STYROFOAM brand insulation (invented more than 60 years ago), to today's broad offering which now includes WEATHERMATE™ housewraps; construction tapes; sill pans, flashings and other weatherization accessories; and a variety of spray foam insulation, adhesives and sealant products, including the industry's most well-known consumer brand, GREAT STUFF™.