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The Texas Division in 1968

Lake Jackson Historical Museum

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  •  Introduction and overview of management staff of the Dow Chemical Texas Division 
  •  Aerial shots of Plant A and Plant B in Freeport, Texas 
  •  Scenes of harvesting crops as a metaphor of chemical production 
  •  Artist conception of salt dome extracted by Dow in Brazoria County 
  •  Depiction of sea to describe magnesium extract 
  •  Shell Oil Company plant in Sheridan Texas 
  •  Propylene Glycol barrel and Adam’s Extract manufacture 
  •  Ruelene show as an insecticide for cattle 
  •  Chemicals shipped from Freeport harbor to Volkswagen Plant in Germany 
  •  Depiction of staff for legal, research, and inspection purposes. 
  •  A large gas turbine for power production 
  •  Depiction of staff clocking in 
  •  Depiction of computing and account systems connected via phone line 
  •  New magnesium plant  
  •  Products used in lexel for polyurthene shrink wrap. 
  •  German, European, and Japanese competition on the horizon 
  •  Depictions of future expansion plans into Europe 
  •  Ternuezzen, Holland plant 
  •  Depiction of the logos and Houston locations of Dow Chemicals’ competitors 
  •  Workers or employees of note and the new projects they are undertaking in 1968 
 
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This industrial film, produced by Consolidate Film Industries, features achievements of the Dow Chemical Texas Division in 1968. Highlights of this film include new business ventures undertaken by the company, employees at all levels who were successful this year, and safety achievements.
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.