Category: Manufacturing

The Delaware Manufacturing Association (DMA)is an affiliate of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and is the state representative of the National Association of Manufacturing. Our members include manufacturing firms and plants of all sizes and business markets from all across the First State. One of our key goals is to consistently promote the growth…

American wages make products too expensive By Kathy Canavan Grayling Industries, the industrial packaging company that moved from Juarez, Mexico, to Seaford in 2013, is moving back. Grayling, a subsidiary of ILC Dover, is moving primarily because of higher U.S. wages. Grayling’s move to Delaware was heralded as coup for American manufacturing in 2013, and…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and Delaware Technical Community College along with presenting sponsor, Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership, will host its annual Spring Legislative Brunch and Manufacturing Conference on Tuesday, March 22. The conference recognizes the important contributions that manufacturers make to Delaware’s economy, and provides business leaders the chance to network with legislators…

United Distributors will now operate as Breakthru Beverage Delaware, part of a national launch by Breakthru Beverage Group, the wholesaler formed by Charmer Sunbelt and Wirtz Beverage. The Breakthru Beverage brand replaces legacy house names in markets including Delaware, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. Nevada will transition to the…

DuPont merger tops talk at annual DSCC dinner

  The 179th Annual Dinner of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce was a chance for business leaders and dignitaries to celebrate the influence of The Nemours Foundation and usher in a new slate of DSCC board of governance members. But speeches never strayed far from the reverberations of DuPont’s merger with Dow Chemical Corp.…

Mercantile Processing Inc. (MPI) was named Small Business Leader of the Year by the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards luncheon last month. MPI is a locally-owned Delaware company that serves the Delmarva area by providing credit card processing, payroll solutions, point of sale systems, compliant credit card terminals, on-site ATMS. President…

Editor’s Note: Mark Brainard, president of Del Tech, recently added this blog post to a conversation started at a Brookings event on the future of workforce development in manufacturing. Career and technical education appears to be gaining attention in policy debates and the Pathways to Prosperity initiative in Delaware is a positive example of what…