The facility at 1881 W. Oak Parkway is off of Canton Road near Sandy Plains Road in northeast Cobb.
The Southeast Regional Sales Center is home to approximately 50 sales associates who will use the facility to play host to customer meetings, conduct team events and participate in sales training.
Most of the sales associates travel a lot and had previously worked out of their homes, said Kelly Chandler, a company spokeswoman.
The new office is located in a renovated space on the second floor of the Dow Formulated Systems House, which employs a total of about 100 people at the headquarters for Polyurethane Systems, Chandler said.
Dow customers from across the region joined on Sept. 19 to commemorate the opening of the new office.
Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin addressed the almost 100 people at the ribbon-cutting event.
“The city of Marietta appreciates that Dow is part of our business community,” Tumlin said. “Dow is a prestigious leader in innovative solutions and we are honored that Dow’s Southeast Regional Sales office is located in our community. Dow products are not only in all of our Marietta homes and businesses, but we are proud to say that Dow has a productive business presence in our community. We look forward to working with the company and offer a special Marietta welcome to the Dow team in their new offices.”
U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and the American Chemistry Council were among those in attendance.
Jim Fitterling, executive vice president of Dow Chemical, who started his Dow career in sales in Atlanta, joined the celebration, which included a gallery walk of consumer products made possible by Dow chemistry.
“This sales center not only reinforces the importance of the Southeast to Dow’s overall business strategy but it will serve as a catalyst for collaboration for our customers and value chain partners,” Fitterling said. “Together, we will grow as we pursue opportunities to increase value-added participation in the marketplace.”
Reinforcing the theme of customer collaboration, Bob Elliott, Southeast Regional Sales Director, commented “Our objective is to bring a broader array of products and solutions to the marketplace by collaborating with our customers here at the center.”
Dow (NYSE: DOW) had annual sales of approximately $57 billion in 2012 and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 countries.