Dow Chemical to build specialty plants on U.S. Gulf Coast

March 18 Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:25am EDT

March 18 (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co said it plans to build several specialty material production plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast to take advantage of cheap shale-derived natural gas.

The plants will employ up to 3,000 workers at construction peak, the company said, without specifying how much it intends to invest.