MIDLAND, Mich. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced Wednesday its plans to construct a new manufacturing facility to be located in Burley, Idaho.

The new facility will be operated by Dow 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.

Building upon its 75 years of innovation, the STYROFOAM™ Brand Insulation facility will come on-line utilizing DOW BLUEDGE™ Polymeric Flame Retardant Technology – an invention that is transforming the market as 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.

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. Construction of the project will employ approximately 80 workers during peak construction and create 21 full-time manufacturing jobs at the height of operation.