Dow Corning

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Dow Corning began as a joint venture of Dow Chemical Company and glass company Corning in 1943. It ranks among the longest-lasting partnerships of its kind in the United States. Dow Corning produces more than 7,000 silicone-based products, including adhesives, insulating materials and lubricants for aerospace, automotive, and electrical uses. Because silicone does not conduct electricity, it is also used in hard polycrystalline form (silicon) to build semiconductors. Its products are also used in to make photovoltaic cells used for solar energy. The company has plants worldwide and sells over half of its products outside the U.S.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Dow Chemical has been a corporate funder of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). See ALEC Corporations for more.[2]. It was a "Director" level sponsor of 2011 American Legislative Exchange Council Annual Conference, which in 2010, equated to $10,000.[3] Dow Chemical was also a sponsor of the Louisiana Welcome Reception at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting.[4] Dr. Daland R. Juberg, North American leader of the Human Health Assessment Group within Dow AgroSciences (Indianapolis, IN), spoke at the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force meeting of the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting.[5]

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's, and check out breaking news on our site.

Animal testing

Dow Corning does animal testing.

Facility information, progress reports & USDA-APHIS reports

For links to copies of a facility's U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Animal Plant Health Inspection (APHIS) reports, other information and links, see also Facility Reports and Information: Dow Corning, Auburn, Michigan. [6]

USDA AWA reports

As of May 26, 2009, the USDA began posting all inspection reports for animal breeders, dealers, exhibitors, handlers, research facilities and animal carriers by state. See also USDA Animal Welfare Inspection Reports.


  • Stephanie Burns - Chairman, President & CEO
  • James Whitlock - Manufacturing, Engineering & Global Operations
  • Joseph Sheets - Executive VP, CFO & Regional President, North America


2200 W. Salzburg Rd.
Midland, MI 48686
United States

Phone: 989-496-4000
Fax: 989-496-4393

Web address:

Articles & sources

Sourcewatch articles


  1. Company Description: Dow Corning Corporation, Hoovers, accessed April 2010
  2. Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research, project of the Environmental Working Group, Information on American Legislative Exchange Council, archived organizational profile, archived by Wayback Machine December 2, 2000, accessed August 19, 2011
  3. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2011 Conference Sponsors, conference brochure on file with CMD, August 11, 2011
  4. [American Legislative Exchange Council, 2011 Conference Receptions, conference brochure on file with CMD, August 11, 2011]
  5. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Energy, Environment, and Agriculture 2011 Annual Meeting Task Force Meeting," speaker biographies and materials, August 4, 2011, on file with CMD
  6. Facility Reports and Information: Dow Corning, Auburn, Michigan, Stop Animal Experimentation NOW!, accessed August 2011
  7. Company Description: Dow Corning Corporation, Hoovers, accessed April 2010

External resources

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