BURLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Dow Chemical was welcomed to the Magic Valley with a celebration and speeches from both Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter.
The business provides jobs to 25 people, and the Styrofoam they make is a building insulation that helps countless others save money.
The General Manager and Business Vice President of Performance Building Solutions Tim Lacey explained what makes the product special.
"What it really does is about 40 percent of your heat loss happens through the walls of the home, and this product is there and designed to prevent that leakage. So in essence it makes all these homes more affordable," Lacey stated.
Otter called the business a field of dreams, and praised the people of Burley for their work effort.
"We learned something about each and every one of you when that recession hit that started in '08. And what we learned was that if you build it, they will come. And it's a marketable product, especially like Dow Chemical, then I can tell you that that business is a field of dreams realized,” Otter said to the crowd.
And Little said the same thing, talking about the opportunities it will bring.
"You talked about it being a beet field. This is literally that field of dreams, where you build good careers, and good opportunities, and the infrastructure, the communities, state, everybody comes together time and time again, and you breed success here,” Little stated.