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Not Clear Yet What the Dow-DuPont Merger Means for West Virginia

DuPont's Washington Works
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

In a $130 billion deal, Dow Chemical and the DuPont Co. announced Friday that they are merging.

The two companies, will first form DowDuPont, then separate into three independent companies focused on agriculture, material science and specialty products.

The proposed merger, announced Friday, would temporarily create the world's second-largest chemical company.

This news comes as both Dow and DuPont have seen recent declines in agricultural performance.

Dow currently has manufacturing plants in South Charleston and in Institute West Virginia.

DuPont has manufacturing plants in Kanawha, Washington and Wood County.

There’s no word yet on whether the merger will affect the jobs currently in West Virginia’s chemical industry.

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