The Dow-DuPont merger cleared its final U.S. hurdle Thursday.
The U.S. Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division gave the $140 billion dollar deal its blessing after reviewing it for about a year.
Once the merger is completed, the combined company plans to split into three independent companies by 2019. Two of them – specialty products and agriculture – will be headquartered in the First State.
In a joint statement, Dow and DuPont say they expect the merger to be finalized this August. They first announced it in December 2015.