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2011.03.16
Dow Corning and Hemlock Semiconductor donate $200,000 toward Japan relief effort


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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 Corning at connie.keyser@dowcorning.com 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 company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® (www.xiameter.com) brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® 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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