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Dow Corning and Hemlock Semiconductor donate $200,000 toward Japan relief effort
Dow Corning Foundation to match employee and retiree gifts
up to an additional $100,000
Dow Corning and Hemlock Semiconductor Group are donating $200,000 to the
American Red Cross to support the disaster relief effort. The Dow Corning
Foundation will donate up to an additional $100,000 in an employee and retiree
matching donation program.
“Dow Corning employees everywhere are deeply saddened by the tragedy taking
place in Japan,” said Bob Hansen, president, Dow Corning Corporation.
“Together, we share our deepest sympathies for the people coping with this
devastating earthquake and tsunami.”
Rick Doornbos, CEO and president of Hemlock Semiconductor Group, added: “Our
thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan who have been impacted by
this tragedy. Hemlock Semiconductor and its employees would like to provide
assistance to those affected as they begin to rebuild their lives.”
To record donation activity for the matching program, retirees can email Dow
firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate their pledge amount and contact
information. For questions about the program, please call 989-496-6094.
All Dow Corning employees in Japan are safely accounted for and there is no
significant damage to sites. Dow Corning’s leaders in Japan will continue to
work diligently to assess the safety of the facilities, ability to access raw
materials and supplies and customer needs.
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the
diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and
innovation, Dow Corning
offers more than 7,000 products and services via the companyâ€™s
Dow CorningÂ® and XIAMETERÂ® (www.xiameter.com) brands.
Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More
than half of Dow Corningâ€™s annual sales are outside the United States.
Dow Corningâ€™s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Councilâ€™s Responsible CareÂ®
initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and
secure management of chemical products and processes.
Dow Corning is also the majority shareholder in the Hemlock
Semiconductor Group (www.hscpoly.com) joint ventures, which includes Hemlock
Semiconductor Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor, L.L.C. Hemlock
Semiconductor is a leading provider of polycrystalline silicon and other
silicon-based products used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and
solar cells and modules. Hemlock Semiconductor began operations in 1961 and has
announced more than $4 billion of investments since 2005.
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