TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dow Chemical Company, the world leader in materials science innovation and manufacturing, will officially open its new Eastern Canada Regional Sales Center in Toronto on Thursday, May 24. Dow will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside key strategic customers, Canadian government officials, and Dow leadership to celebrate this expansion of the Company’s presence in Canada.
“This facility is a declaration of our ambition to lead with innovation and collaboration to shape the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world,” said Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of Dow. “The future Dow is putting customers at the center of what we do, to understand their ideas, their needs and how they want to work with us in this dynamic region of Eastern Canada. We want to sit with them at the design table locally at their facilities and here in our new Toronto Center to create value together.”
The Regional Sales Center will serve as a strategic commercial hub for Dow in Eastern Canada, improving Dow’s customer experience and helping foster co-innovation with customers during a time when the Canadian economy is rapidly expanding. To support this growth, Dow aims to add new commercial positions in the region over the next several months.
“I want to congratulate Dow for expanding its Canadian footprint to Toronto. Opening this new regional sales center shows the dynamism of Canada as a market for materials science and chemistry solutions. It is also a testament to the strategic trade relationship between Canada, Mexico and the United States,” said The Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s minister of International Trade. “This time of integrated investment – bringing together Dow’s American manufacturing with Canadian innovation – demonstrates the value of NAFTA as a means to leverage supply chains for the best possible commercial environment. I wish Dow the best with their endeavors, and look forward to our continued partnership to expand trade between our nations.”
“Dow’s growth in Canada demonstrates the strength of our partnership,” commented Canadian Ambassador to the United States, David McNaughton. “Combining American and Canadian innovation is an unparalleled opportunity for growth, in our bilateral partnership and for North America’s competitiveness in the global economy.”
Recommitment to Canada
In addition to the new Eastern Canada Regional Sales Center, Dow also operates two manufacturing sites in Ontario. The Company has long-term roots in Alberta where it opened its head Canadian office in 1942. Post Dow’s separation from DowDuPont in the first quarter of 2019, the Company will have approximately 850 employees in Canada.
“Canada is a region with limitless potential and we believe Dow has unsurpassed talent and technology allowing us to innovate and grow alongside our customers,” said Matt Davis, president of Dow North America and senior vice president, Global Corporate Affairs. “Our organization in Canada is designed to help drive the growth of our strategic local customers and markets in the region.”
Dow selected the city of Toronto not only for its location at the epicenter of a strategic, dynamic market, but also as one of the most energetic and future-ready cities. The fourth most populous city in North America, Toronto is the home to three of the top 100 universities in the world and has been recognized to offer some of the best living conditions in several recent international studies.
“This facility is our first new Sales Center in Canada in more than 20 years,” said Tyler Edgington, president of Dow Canada. “It represents Dow’s recommitment to Canada and our confidence in this country’s growth. Our customers in Canada are growing and need the support we can provide in helping them innovate and enhance their products.”
Dow was founded in Midland, Michigan, in 1897 by Herbert H. Dow, a native of Belleville, Ontario. The Company, expanded to Canada in 1942 and has been operating and investing in the country for more than 75 years.
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.