Dow Izolan hosts a site visit for the US Ambassador
On July 19, Dow Izolan, a joint venture of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Izolan ltd., hosted a site visit for the United States Ambassador John F. Tefft and his delegation. The event was also attended by representatives of the Vladimir Region Administration. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about the production facility and activity of one of the biggest Russian-American companies.
Sergey Anikin, general manager of Dow Izolan, welcomed the guests and delivered a presentation about Dow Izolan’s operation in Russia and the CIS. The Ambassador expressed a keen interest in chemistry, manufacturing process of polyurethane systems and end-use products where Dow Izolan materials are applied.
Along with the business-related topics, Anikin highlighted corporate social responsibility as an important part of Dow Izolan’s activity. He briefly spoke on various initiatives related to education, sports and religious heritage, supported by the Company. The main focus was on the Lukhtonovo orphanage, which Dow Izolan took under its patronage in 2011 and since then has been annually helping disabled children. During these years, the Company’s efforts and resources have been focused on the improvement of children’s health, social adaptation as well as comprehensive development of their skills and talents.
Later the guests watched a short video on the recent charitable project of Dow Izolan and Dow when the companies financed the construction of a sports ground for orphans. The initiative was aimed at growing the talents of the children, allowing them to achieve better results and new heights in sports. One of the brightest examples in sports was the victory of a Lukhtonovo student in a judo competition at the 14th Special Olympics held in Los Angeles in 2015. Tefft was impressed by the work of Dow Izolan in social projects and its systematic approach in helping the Lukhtonovo orphanage.
The Ambassador highlighted: “Dow Izolan is a vivid example of US-Russia business focusing on creating jobs, sharing best practices and growing the regional economy. I was pleased to see the high level of chemical manufacturing , and the Company’s proactive work in social responsibility, supporting orphans and other vulnerable communities.”
The visit was followed by an environmental, health and safety introduction by Igor Tsarfin, production and supply chain director of Dow Izolan, and a site tour. The guests were able to see the main production departments, laboratory and warehouse with ready products, as well as to note the excellent work of the plant’s automation system and the international standards of quality implemented at the site.
“It was an honor to welcome Ambassador Tefft and his delegation at our site. We were glad to present our best practices in production of polyurethane systems. In addition, we were proud to share the results of our active and comprehensive work in social projects that were highly appreciated by the Ambassador. I would like to thank him for his visit and interest in our operation as well express a sincere gratitude to the Vladimir Region Administration for their constant support and cooperation,” stated Anikin.
About Dow Izolan
Dow Izolan is the joint venture company formed in 2006 by one of the world’s leading chemical company The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and the Scientific Manufacturing Company Izolan Ltd., a leading Russian producer of polyurethane systems. Leveraging Dow Formulated Systems, global technological leadership and raw materials back integration, and Izolan market experience and strong focus on local customers, Dow Izolan is a leader in the polyurethane components market in Russia and the CIS. Established in 2006, and employing 170 employees, Dow Izolan offers a wide range of products to a thousand of customers in various industries including construction, automotive, shipbuilding, and refrigeration equipment in Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Tajikistan, Armenia, Moldavia and Azerbaijan. More information about Dow Izolan can be found at www.dow-izolan.com.
About Dow in Russia and CIS
Dow in Russia and the CIS, supported by its experience, size and global presence, is passionately committed to further develop close partnership with local companies to strengthen the business, while accelerating the growth of the chemical industry in the region and increasing its competitiveness in an international context. In addition to its representation offices in Moscow (Russia), Kiev (Ukraine) and Astana (Kazakhstan), the Company has two manufacturing facilities in Ramenskoye (Moscow Region) for the production of additives for paints and coatings, and in Vladimir the joint venture Dow Izolan, a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant for the production of polyurethane systems. Dow is a Worldwide Partner and the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games. As the Official Carbon Partner of Sochi 2014 and a key supplier of multiple technologies that helped to enable the Games, Dow played a key role in the organization of the first Olympic Winter Games in Russian history. Sochi 2014 opened up tremendous business opportunities for Dow, our customers and partners, and provided an international stage to showcase the broad range of the Company’s higher-performing and more sustainable innovations for the field-of-play and our daily lives. More information about Dow Russia can be found at www.dow.ru.
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