Dow Chemical will hire 100 full-time employees for its Midland, Mich., facility to help develop its Powerhouse Solar Shingles product line. The company said it is working with Michigan to make the state a "green tech" hub in the U.S. The move also moves Dow toward bringing the product to market in 2011 and is the first step in "bringing more than 1,200 jobs to the region by 2014 to support the production of our solar product here in Midland," said Jane Palmieri, general manager of Dow Solar.

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