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Dow Corning partners with 2013 Tall Ship Celebration
Dow Corning is the official
Port Sponsor for the 2013 Tall Ship Celebration in Bay City, Michigan (USA).
The Tall Ship Celebration
will take place July 11
– July 14, 2013.
Dow Corning has been a major sponsor of the Tall Ship
Celebration since 2006 and was Port Sponsor in 2010. This will be the
fifth-time the award-winning maritime festival returns to Bay City.
“Dow Corning is proud to support world-class,
family-oriented events that do so much to enhance the Great Lakes Bay Region -
today and in the future,” J. Donald Sheets Dow Corning Executive Vice President
& Chief Financial Officer explained. “Tall Ship Celebration has a proven
track record of attracting positive international attention to our region and
our state, and generating economic benefits spanning the entire area.”
Kathy Czerwinski, Tall Ship Celebration Board chair
explained, “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Dow Corning Corporation back to
Tall Ship Celebration. We have a great partnership with Dow Corning because our
interests and goals for the event are the same: produce a first-class event
that attracts positive attention to our region featuring family-oriented
entertainment that is affordable and accessible to all who wish to join
In addition to a number of artistic and cultural activities,
the 2013 event will highlight the anniversary of the War of 1812 which was
fought in three theaters: at sea along the Atlantic coast, on land and sea in
the American South and Gulf Coast, and along the American-Canadian frontier
including the Great Lakes.
Bay City has hosted the Tall Ship Celebration previously in
2001, 2003 and 2006 and has twice won “Port of the Year” honors for its
efforts. When it welcomes the
America fleet in July 2013, Bay City will again be
the only official host port for the state of Michigan.
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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