Category: Manufacturing

DuPont on Oct. 3 announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Memcor business of Evoqua Water Technologies Corp, which employs ultrafiltration and membrane biofiltration technologies. “Our strategic intent for the Water Solutions business is to have a robust portfolio of technologies so that our talented global organization can leverage a broad range…

DuPont Electronics & Imaging (E&I) has signed an agreement to sell its Compound Semiconductor Solutions (CSS) business, which makes materials for electric motors. The $450 million sale to SK Siltron, based in South Korea, is expected to close by the end of 2019, subject to customary regulatory approvals for closing. The transaction follows a series…

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has officially spun off from DuPont into an independent global operations management consulting firm. The new company will offer clients solutions to protect their employees and assets, improve the effectiveness of their operations, innovate more rapidly and advance the capabilities of their workforce. DSS currently employs more than 900 experienced operations…

DuPont has announced a fresh set of commitments to using fewer polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) more safely. The chemical giant says the commitments reflect higher standards of sustainability and environmental and chemical stewardship. PFAS are a group of chemicals that includes perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), GenX, and other chemicals. They have been used by…

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…