Dow to Construct New STYROFOAM Brand Insulation Manufacturing Facility

MIDLAND, Mich. — The Dow Chemical Company announced today its plans to construct a new manufacturing facility to be located in Burley, Idaho. The new facility will be operated by Dow ChemicalDow Building Solution (DBS), a business unit within Dow, and produce STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Insulation—a leading thermal insulation solution facilitating sustainability, innovation and community success in the building and construction industry since its discovery in 1941.

The STYROFOAM Brand Insulation facility will come on-line utilizing DOW BLUEDGE™ Polymeric Flame Retardant Technology—an invention that meets the demands of global energy efficiency regulations and sustainable building design.

“The construction of this new facility will allow us to respond to market demand and deliver sustainable building solutions to our customers,” said Tim Lacey, global business director for Dow Building Solutions. “The strong collaboration with the city of Burley has been critical to reach this agreement and we look forward to continuing that exemplary collaboration together into the future.”

Groundbreaking on the 60,000 square feet project is expected to occur in 2016 with project completion targeted for the latter portion of 2017. Manufacturing of STYROFOAM™ XPS Insulation is expected to begin in early 2018.

Source: Dow Chemical Company