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Dow Divests Western Canada Caustic Soda Business

2:43 PM MDT | August 27, 2007 | Rebecca Coons

Dow Chemical sold its caustic soda business in western Canada to Univar Canada for an undisclosed price. The transaction includes Dow’s West Coast Distribution Centre terminal assets and is expected to close in 2007, pending regulatory approval. Dow shut down chlor-alkali production at its Fort Saskatchewan, AB plant in October 2006, reducing Dow’s role in the western Canada chlor-alkali business to one of distribution. “This does not fit with our established business model in which raw material supply, manufacturing, and distribution are fully...

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