After merger, chemistry between DuPont and Dow leading to further changes

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DuPont, the longtime Delaware mainstay, has merged with Dow Chemical to form  DowDuPont.  (AP file photo)

DuPont, the longtime Delaware mainstay, has merged with Dow Chemical to form DowDuPont. (AP file photo)

Nearly two weeks ago, Dow Chemical and DuPont merged, becoming DowDuPont with headquarters in Michigan and Delaware.

This merger of the two largest U.S. chemical companies has yielded a business worth an estimated $130 billion. And the changes have investors, employees, and customers paying close attention. No one’s getting too comfortable with the new configuration, however, because DowDuPont plans to break down into three spinoff companies within two years. One will tackle special products; another, material science; and another, agriculture.

The News Journal business reporter Jeff Mordock has followed events leading up to the merger for more than two years, and he continues to keep pace with the regrouping.

He spoke with Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn about what’s transpired — and what lies ahead for the company, individuals, and the state of Delaware.

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