By Stewart Grant
It took three months for the impact of the mega-merger between Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (“DuPont”) to hit the Dow AgroSciences facility just south of St. Marys.
Employees reporting to work on Monday, December 4th at Dow AgroSciences on Cobble Hills Road learned that their plant would be shut down immediately as a result of consolidation. The combined company, known as DowDuPont, has a current market capitalization on the New York Stock Exchange of $167 billion (US).
Dow AgroSciences employed 10 full-time staff as well as 12 contractors. The Independent was informed that the majority of these 22 jobs would be eliminated, but some would be retained via transfer to another location, such as the DuPont facility in nearby Tavistock.
“We all knew the merger was going to affect us somehow, but we did not think that the plant would be closed,” said one former staff member now looking for new employment.