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Eastman Chemical to close site in Spain

May 24, 2007
Eastman Chemical Co. said it plans to permanently close a non-integrated synthetic fiber manufacturing site in San Roque, Spain, the Associated Press reports. The company said it expects to take
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Dow to build in China, Saudi Arabia

May 24, 2007
Dow Chemical Co. plans to build multibillion-dollar production complexes in Saudi Arabia and China by entering into pacts with large energy companies in those nations, the Associated Press reports. Dow
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Eastman Chemical sells polyethylene unit for $255 million

October 16, 2006
Eastman Chemical Co. will sell its polyethylene business to Houston-based Westlake Chemical Corp. for $255 million in cash, the Associated Press reports. The sale includes Eastman Chemical''s polyethylene business and
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Eastman to expand England plant capacity

October 2, 2006
According to the Associated Press, Eastman Chemical Co. said it plans to expand production of its Estron acetate tow, a synthetic fiber used in cigarette filters. Eastman said it plans
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Ashland chemical executive Cappeline to retire

September 26, 2006
According to the Associated Press, chemical company Ashland Inc. said longtime executive Gary A. Cappeline plans to retire on April 1, 2007. Cappeline presently serves as president and chief operating
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Idaho, Oregon onions investigated for unapproved pesticides

September 19, 2006
State investigators are digging into rumors that some Idaho and eastern Oregon onion growers used an unapproved pesticide on their crops this year, the Associated Press reports. The pesticide carbofuran,
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Eastman to expand England plant capacity

September 19, 2006
According to the Associated Press, Eastman Chemical Co. said it plans to expand production of its Estron acetate tow, a synthetic fiber used in cigarette filters. Eastman said it
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American Electric sells plant to Dow for $64 million

September 5, 2006
American Electric Power Co., owner of the largest U.S. electricity transmission system, said it has agreed to sell its Plaquemine cogeneration plant to Dow Chemical Co. for $64 million, the
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Dow to eliminate 750 jobs, close 3 plants

September 5, 2006
According to the Associated Press, Dow Chemical Co. said it plans to close three plants in an effort to trim $160 million in annual structural costs by 2009. The move
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Georgia Gulf, Westlake Chemical slip

August 29, 2006
The Associated Press reports that share of chemical companies Georgia Gulf Corp. and Westlake Chemical Corp. dropped in trading late last week after UBS downgraded both companies on concerns that
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