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Dow Corning commended for ‘outstanding contribution’ to UK economy


Dow Corning’s Barry site was selected as Company of the Year 2010 by the UK chemical industry’s leading trade and employers association (Chemical Industries Association, CIA) because of its commitment to sustainable development and growth of the business and excellence in safety and improved efficiencies. The fact that the Barry site is a substantial exporter out of the UK and the EU was another factor that helped the site achieve the Company of the Year recognition.

“Last year was a remarkable year for the Barry site in many ways,” commented David Ott, Dow Corning’s Barry site manager. “we finished the year operating at full production rates and achieved outstanding performance in employee health, safety and environmental impact. Every employee here has contributed in some way to the many positive programmes that led to us getting the award, and everyone has good reason to be proud of what has been accomplished.”

Steven Elliott, Chief Executive of the CIA, added: “Company of the Year is our ultimate award – acknowledging the most outstanding member company of the year – demonstrating growth of its business and a sustained contribution to the UK economy over the last 12 months.

“This year’s quality of entries reflects the outstanding contribution made by the chemical industry to a better quality of life for us all despite very tough times. The CIA awards are about recognizing that excellence. This offers tremendous encouragement and visibility to an industry which is largely unsung, all of the entrants should be proud of their success.”

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is a joint venture equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.


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