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“Life is Fragile” Dow Chemical Benefits Information Video

Lake Jackson Historical Museum

Sound | 1960s

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  •  Jake Jacobs on benefits for Dow Employees 
  •  Payroll and benefits department on new book “For Your Benefit” 
  •  Group Insurance, Life Insurance and Health Insurance QA session 
  •  Retirement planning QA session 
 
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This training film is a question and answer session for new employees explaining how benefits and compensation work at Dow Chemical. Hosted by Jake Jacobs, General Manager at Dow Chemical Texas Division, employees from the benefits office explain health insurance, life insurance, and other benefits.
Dow Chemical, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, is one of the world’s largest chemical companies with numerous plants and facilities all over the world. Dow Chemical’s involvement in Texas began in 1940 with the construction of the Freeport Plant in Freeport, Texas. This plant was primarily tasked with extracting magnesium from sea water, a much needed resource America's military effort in World War II. The development of the city of Lake Jackson, which served as a home for Dow employees, coincided with the construction of the Freeport Plant and as such share a mutual history. Dow Chemical in Freeport became part of a larger transformation of the Texas Coast into a major center of the oil and chemical industry.