Executives from The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Dow AgroSciences were joined by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today at a Research & Development expansion ribbon-cutting event for a new 175,000-square-foot R&D facility at Dow AgroSciences’ Global Headquarters.
This new facility is part of a global growth plan for Dow AgroSciences’ research efforts for the development and commercialization of new crop protection and seed, traits and oils products for growers around the world.
“At Dow AgroSciences, we are dedicated to providing solutions for the growing world that will help farmers improve food production,” said Antonio Galindez, Dow AgroSciences President and CEO. “This new center of expertise will greatly enhance our ability to discover new products and technologies, achieve our growth milestones and create new jobs.”
In 2010, Dow AgroSciences announced a multiyear expansion that included the construction of this new 175,000-square-foot research facility, the construction of a new 14,000-square-foot greenhouse, and the addition of more than 550 scientific and commercial jobs by 2015. The company has already hired more than 400 new employees in Indiana since 2010.
As the newest addition to the company’s 192-acre Indianapolis campus, the new Biotechnology Research Center will support the R&D activities of more than 200 research scientists from the Advanced Technology Development and Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Research and Development functions.