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Dow Chemical made an announcement today that they will be cutting more than 700 jobs in Michigan amid a pending merger with rival DuPont.

The Hillsdale Dow Automotive facility continues to manufacture and warehouse important products to help manage Dow’s global supply of automotive aftermarket packaging and structural adhesives.

Dow Chemical closed its Hillsdale urethane and primer production facility and phase out about 60 to 65 jobs in 2005.

This month Dow Chemical Company has demolished the unused facility, the largest building on their property located on Uran St in the Hillsdale Industrial Park. The demolition is expected to be complete by the end of June.

“In the interest of safety and efficiency, we are demolishing this building to make way for possible future growth and development. It’s strictly housekeeping. There will be no layoffs or closings related to this demolition,” said Dow Chemical spokeswoman Jamie Ellis.

When asked whether today’s anncouncement would affect Hillsdale’s Dow Automotive plant, Dow Chemical spokeswoman Jamie Ellis said “Specific details around location impact is not available at this time.”