Category: Manufacturing

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…

Robert “Bob” Knoll was promoted to CEO of Speakman in December 2015, adding that title to the chief operating office role he’d had since April 2015 when he joined the New Castle-based leader in the manufacture of high-performance showerheads and plumbing fittings. Before his retirement late last year, Knoll was responsible for day-to-day corporate management,…

Biotech Institute expanding to new space on STAR campus

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute will expand into 70,000 square feet within the new six-story, $160 million Biopharmaceutical Innovation Building on the STAR Campus next February. The building, which includes labs, offices, collaborative space, and shared researchinstrumentation facilities, will be the home of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), a UD-led coalition of…

By Peter Osborne JustFoodforDogs is finalizing plans to start construction on a “human-grade commissary” in New Castle that will produce 35,000-40,000 pounds of fresh, highly nutritious dog food per day for kitchens, pantries, and stores-in-stores along the East Coast when it opens this fall. The “kitchen” will open with about 30 people at 200 Centerpoint…

Chemours is partnering with UniEnergy Technology L.L.C., a battery manufacturer headquartered in Mukilteo, Washington. UET’s “redox flow battery” is based on a new patented electrolyte developed at Pacific Northwest National Labs under the support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s OE Energy Storage Program. Chemours is investing in the partnership to overcome what many consider the greatest…