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Dow Corning Alabama Receives Industrial Development Grant
Montgomery, AL: Dow Corning Alabama is benefiting from a
$150,000 grant recently awarded by the State Industrial Development Authority
(SIDA) through the Industrial Development Board of the City of Montgomery
(IDB). The Industrial Development Grant is intended to reimburse qualifying
site preparation expenditures made in connection with a new electrical
substation and major electrical upgrades project, completed in July.
Dow Corning Alabama recently held an award ceremony in recognition and
appreciation of the Industrial Development Grant at its Mt. Meigs facility,
with those in attendance from Dow Corning including Denise M. Beachy, Vice
President of Strategic Feedstocks and D. Scott Niswonger, Director of Silicon
Metals Operations. Representatives from the IDB, SIDA and Montgomery Area
Chamber of Commerce also attended the event.
Dow Corning Alabama is engaged in the energy-intensive process of
manufacturing silicon metal and various by-products used as a raw material for
thousands of silicon-based products utilized by a wide variety of industries.
By minimizing production downtime and enhancing energy efficiencies, the
recently completed project signifies Dow Corning’s commitment to the
Montgomery facility and its 160 employees. The project began in the summer of
2010, with assistance from the IDB and the Montgomery Area Chamber of
The Industrial Development Grant program is unique to the State of Alabama
and uses funds appropriated annually by the Alabama Legislature. The size of a
grant is based on the total amount of capital investment on a given project,
with the maximum award being $150,000.
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