Dow coatings firm to invest S100 million

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Cary, North Carolina-UCAR Emulsion Systems (UES), part of Dow Chemical Co, plans to invest $100 million to construct of a “next-generation” latex facility at St. Charles Operations, Hahnville, Louisiana, and upgrade existing units in Alsip, Illinois and Sarnia, Ontario, UCAR announded 27 Feb.

The capacity will replace existing manufacturing sites in Tucker, Georgia, and Garland, Texas, which will be shut down in 2006, according to a 27 Feb UCAR statement.

“We could not affordably reinvest in the facilities at Tucker,…

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