Category: Manufacturing

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined two contractors for exposing contractors to fall hazards after a fatal injury at the Delaware Port of Wilmington in January 2019. Enerfab Process Solutions & Fabricated Products Inc. and Industrial Services Group Inc. face $687,619 in penalties. “Falls continue to be the…

UD enters creative partnership to make 5G wireless possible

University of Delaware researchers have teamed up with an Israeli tech firm to manufacture a new antenna that would solve the biggest problems that companies like Verizon and AT&T are having rolling out 5G technology. Imagine trying to download a YouTube video or refresh your Twitter feed, and a single wall or glass window blocks…

Federal pressure has quashed an attempt by two major printing and distribution companies to merge. Quad/Graphics, a Wisconsin corporation, and LSC Communications, a Delaware corporation headquartered in Chicago, this week abandoned their planned merger due to pressure from U.S. Department of Justice. The agency’s Antitrust Division filed a suit to block the merger to preserve…

Delaware Dialogue: Data, Anecdotes and the  Benefit of “Cheerleaders”

We kicked off our first Delaware Dialogue with a robust discussion about whether many Delaware business and political leaders are paying enough attention to data that says Delaware’s economy is struggling in favor of pushing out a positive message. That discussion veered into a number of different areas, including the importance of focusing on public…

DuPont on July 15 announced the opening of a new probiotics fermentation unit at its Rochester, New York facility. Probiotics are used in healthy food products such as Greek yogurts or fermented drinks, which have surged in popularity in recent years. The facility was completed in March as part of a $100 million investment and…

Looking to build a career with a great future? Consider construction

Ever thought of a good-paying career job without having to go to college? Construction may be the opportunity you are looking for. Associated Builders and Contractors, Delaware Chapter is an association of 500 commercial and industrial contractors in an industry that is the lifeblood of Delaware’s economy and one that for years has driven economic…

Dutch manufacturer AkzoNobel has sold a 190-acre industrial site in New Castle to Northpoint Development. The property is largely farmland with a small industrial parcel formerly occupied by Stauffer Chemical. The Kansas City-based Northpoint Development will redevelop the property at 1386 Schoolhouse Road into the “Delaware City Logistics Park,” a complex of four industrial buildings…

Innovation Delaware: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing

Manufacturing has always been a driver of Delaware’s economy. But where the industry used to be dominated by a few major players such as DowDuPont and W.L. Gore, today’s manufacturing landscape looks a lot more diverse. Some of the newer additions include Mishimoto, which makes performance auto parts used on racing circuits around the world,…

DowDuPont Specialty Products Division is combining the Nutrition & Health and Industrial Biosciences divisions into a $6.2 billion business division called Nutrition & Biosciences. The combined division will focus on specialty food ingredients, dietary supplements, pharma excipients, household and personal care, animal nutrition and biotechnology fields. “Both DuPont Nutrition & Health and Industrial Biosciences are…