Dow and WVRTP have a connected history of innovation, science and technology.
Dow is a materials science leader that is committed to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for customers in packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow’s goal is to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world.
At 126 years old, Dow is one of the world's leading suppliers of chemicals, plastics, synthetic fibers, and agricultural products.
Dow has a global presence with over 100 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and maintains a prominent presence in South Charleston, WV at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park. With two operations on the Tech Park campus, including Univation™ Technologies and its Polyolefin research and development facility, Dow has a longstanding history of innovation at the site.
Opening in 1949 as the Union Carbide Corporation Technology Center, the Tech Park would become the company’s largest research and development center. An estimated 3,000 scientists and engineers worked on campus and developed over 30,000 patented discoveries, valued at approximately $18 billion. A new chapter in the history of Dow’s West Virginia Operations began when Union Carbide Corporation became a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company in 2001. In 2003, Dow opened the site for multi-tenant use, and in 2010 donated the 258-acre park to the State of West Virginia. Today, this economic development asset is managed by the West Virginia Regional Technology Park.
Throughout our connected history, Dow has proved its dedication to ensuring the West Virginia Regional Technology Park remains a cornerstone of innovation, science and technology in the Mountain State, and continues to be a global leader in shaping the future of the industry.