Category: Manufacturing

A breakthrough in gene editing and the announcement of a scholarship fund were just some of the highlights of the 2018 Delaware Bio Gala on Thursday, which also featured a “fireside chat” with the leaders of Incyte and Newark-based National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). More than 300 executives, researchers and scientists from the state’s…

By John Stapleford Guest Columnist The governing board of the Diamond State Port Corp has approved a proposed partnership between international port operator Guiftainer and the state to privatize the Port of Wilmington and develop a new container port at Edgemoor. Supposedly, the $580 million deal could add 5,000 port-related jobs. Gulftainer views Wilmington and…

(AP) — North Carolina should tackle an emerging problem of water and air pollution from little-studied industrial chemicals by beefing up the state’s health and environmental agencies, Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday. Cooper proposed spending $14.5 million to help improve the ability of the Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Health and Human Services…

Years working for General Motors and the Ford Motor Company gave Gary Convis the blueprint to rescue an ailing GM manufacturing plant in Freemont, California. It also provided Japanese-based Toyota its first North American facility in the U.S. New United Manufacturing, Inc. (NUUMI) restored nearly 5,000 manufacturing jobs in the mid-80s and gave GM a…

By KEN MAMMARELLA Special to Delaware Business Times The board of directors of the Diamond State Port Corp. voted unanimously on Friday to approve a preliminary agreement to lease the Port of Wilmington for 50 years to GT USA Wilmington, LLC, a new Delaware subsidiary of Gulftainer. Many of the roughly 500 attendees came to…

(AP) — State lawmakers are encouraging Delaware residents to weigh in on a proposal to allow a private corporation to operate the Port of Wilmington. Gov. John Carney last week announced a preliminary agreement with the Gulftainer Group to lease the Port of Wilmington from the state and construct a new container shipping facility on…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and Delaware Manufacturing Association will host its annual Spring Legislative Brunch and Manufacturing Conference on April 9. The Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) will host. Gov. John Carney will keynote the legislative session at 11:00 a.m. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, DTCC President Dr. Mark T. Brainard, and State Chamber President Rich…

Remington, a company that began making flintlock rifles when there were only 19 United States, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Mounting debts at the arms manufacturer have snowballed, ironically, since the election of Donald Trump, who has called himself a “true friend” to the gun industry. Remington, which as roots dating to 1816, has lined…

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research will contribute a three-year $450,000 grant to Dr. Mukti Rana of Delaware State University for his research into the electronic properties of chemicals potentially useful in the development of memory chips. The two chemicals include molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) and tungsten disulphide (WS2) as well as an alloyed mixture…