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Employees at Dow's Texas operations plan a safe start-up
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Sep '08
Hurricane Duty Crew employees at Dow's Texas Operations are assessing all aspects of the site to ensure a safe start-up can be achieved. The site successfully shut down early Friday using its extensive and well-tested plan.

"The safety and security of our fellow employees, our community, and the environment remain our top priorities," said Gary Hockstra, vice president and site director. "Our employees have proven time and again that they are the reason we have so successfully run this facility for nearly 70 years.

"Another reason we have been successful is the fact that our County and City officials have done an excellent job of planning for community emergencies, working in close partnership with local industry," Hockstra continued. "This has helped our employees and their families to take care of their homes and evacuate safely. It's that partnership with our community and government officials that has been integral to the success of our hurricane plan -- from shutdown to start up."

Extensive communications have been provided to employees regarding their return to work status via several communications vehicles, including www.dow.com. Employees needed to assess the status of the facility are being housed at the plant. Some early returnees needed to start the plant have returned while others have been asked to keep in touch with their supervisor or on-site contact to determine appropriate timing for their return to work.

"Since most of our employees live in communities that do not have electrical power and our local officials have discouraged residents from returning to their homes due to lack of clean water, electricity and sewer, we also are encouraging our operations non-essential personnel to remain in their evacuation locations and wait until those issues have been addressed to return to their homes." said Hockstra.

"We will continue working with our employees as they identify their personal housing issues. We are focused on safely starting up and getting back to running our plants, but we are also very concerned about our co-workers who may have homes detrimentally damaged by the storm."

"Therefore we are prepared to help employees whose homes have been damaged to the extent that they are currently uninhabitable. I encourage those employees to contact their supervisors if their homes have experienced storm damage that prevents them from living there."

The Dow Chemical Company


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