Chemical Explosion at Dow Site in Massachusetts Injures 5


Five people were injured in a chemical explosion at The Dow Chemical Co.’s North Andover, Massachusetts, site, according to a report published Thursday, Jan. 7, on

Dow Chemical, a Fortune 50 company with about 53,000 employees worldwide, is headquartered in Midland. It is merging with Wilmington, Delaware-based DuPont in a “historic transaction,” company officials announced in December.

The new combined company will be named DowDuPont and subsequently will be separated into three independent, publicly traded companies through tax-free spin-offs.

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SOURCE: MLive, Heather Jordan