U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander Meets with ANGUS Chemical Company Employees

Rep. congratulates ANGUS and DOW for continued growth and contributions to local community; shares update on economic development in Parish

Sterlington, LA - September 14, 2010

U.S. Representative Rodney Alexander and officials at ANGUS Chemical Company, today issued the following statement after a recent visit to the ANGUS Sterlington manufacturing site.

"We are delighted that Congressman Alexander was able to meet with employees and tour our manufacturing site to learn about the sustainable economic contributions and growth potential ANGUS Chemical Company offers to Louisiana," said Ernest Green, site leader, ANGUS Chemical Company.

Sterlington is currently the largest manufacturing site for ANGUS Chemical Company, employing more than 170 employees. The complex includes dedicated research and development facilities and contributes approximately $450 million to the local region each year.

"In addition to buying and investing locally whenever possible, we also strongly believe in contributing to improve the quality of life in the community where we live and work," said Green. "That's why we are an Adopt-A-School Partner with Sterlington High and A.L. Smith Elementary schools, and a leading sponsor of the Process Technology Laboratory (PTEC) at Louisiana Delta College. Annually, we contribute more than $200,000 to the United Way and other community outreach programs."

"Businesses like ANGUS are the engines that drive our state's economic growth. Today's visit showcases how Louisiana can step up to the plate when competing for new business growth opportunities. We can't wait for economic recovery to find us; we need to charge forward and create opportunities for ourselves. It's important to showcase examples in our district that exemplify this spirit," said Representative Alexander.

U.S. Representative Rodney Alexander

Rodney Alexander is currently serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, proudly representing the families living in nearly one-third of the parishes in the Bayou State. Extending from Iberville Parish in South Central Louisiana all the way north to the Arkansas border, the 5th Congressional District includes the piney hills of Northeast Louisiana, the rich Delta farmland along the Mississippi River, and the sugar cane fields of South Louisiana. Rep. Alexander is active on several committees, including the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administrations, and Related Agencies (Agriculture); the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development; and the subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS). For more information, visit http://alexander.house.gov/

ANGUS Chemical Company

ANGUS Chemical Company continues to develop and deliver distinct nitroalkane-based chemistries for customers in applications as diverse as paints and coatings, metalworking fluids, water treatment, biological buffers, solvents and thinners, wood adhesives, pharmaceutical and agricultural intermediates. Aligned as a market-focused, problem-solving specialty chemicals business. Visit us online www.ANGUS.com.

For Editorial Information:

Danielle Beerhalter-Leheny
The Dow Chemical Company
+1 267 419 8573

Jamie Hanks
Rep. Alexander’s Office
+1 202 225 8490