About Our StateThe chemical industry has brought stability and economic growth to West Virginia. Residents understand the good quality of life and a sense of pride for residents who live and work in the Mountain State can be attributed to this partnership. Union Carbide Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has become a part of the community and has an abiding respect for the hard work, honesty and genuine friendship for which West Virginians are known.
Union Carbide became a subsidiary of Dow through an acquisition on February 6, 2001.
Dow is a leader in science and technology, providing innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. With annual sales of $40 billion, Dow serves customers in 175 countries and a wide range of markets that are vital to human progress: food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among others. Committed to the principles of sustainable development, Dow and its 43,000 employees seek to balance economic, environmental and social responsibilities. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.
West Virginia Operations includes the South Charleston Site, the South Charleston Technology Park and guest operations at a site in Institute that is shared by several chemical companies.