New Dow plant to focus on STYROFOAM production
The Dow Chemical Co. plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Burley, Idaho, and will produce STYROFOAM brand extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation – a leading thermal insulation solution facilitating sustainability, innovation and community success in the building and construction industry.
The new facility will be operated by Dow Building Solution (DBS), a business unit within Dow, according to a company press release.
The STYROFOAM facility will come online using DOW BLUEDGE polymeric flame retardant technology – considered the next-generation industry standard flame retardant for use in polystyrene foam insulation, as it meets the demands of global energy efficiency regulations and sustainable building design.
Construction of the new XPS facility strengthens Dow’s ability to deliver sustainable insulation solutions to customers, especially in Western Canada and the United States, the release said. The facility also demonstrates Dow’s pledge to provide world-leading operations performance in natural resource efficiency, environment, health and safety, as outlined in Dow’s 2025 Sustainability goals.
Groundbreaking on the 60,000-square-foot project is expected to occur this year with project completion targeted for the latter portion of 2017. Manufacturing of STYROFOAM XPS insulation is expected to begin in early 2018. Construction of the project will employ approximately 80 workers during peak construction and create 21 full-time manufacturing jobs at the height of operation.
Companies: Dow Building Solutions