Category: Manufacturing

This year is shaping up to be a pretty great year for Truman Schrock and Beaverdam Pet Food after a very difficult year emotionally in 2018. Beaverdam has a new 8,400-square-foot warehouse in Greenwood and a $250,000 SBA loan that helped them buy the building. That new facility is helping Truman distribute more efficiently to…

DowDuPont on Wednesday, April 17 announced three new members to the future board of directors of DuPont, currently the Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont. DuPont expects to have 12 members on its board by June 1, when the final spin-off of Corteva Agriscience is set to take place. “We’re excited to welcome Frank Clyburn, Terrence…

The long-awaited spin-off of Dow Inc. is complete. On Tuesday April 2, the material science company started trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DOW. “Today’s announcement completes our first step toward creating three strong, independent growth companies set to be industry leaders focused on driving innovation and delivering long-term value for…

First Fund targets early-stage science startups to stay in Delaware

By Peter Osborne Delaware early-stage science startups have a new tool in the toolbox with the Delaware Innovation Space’s launch of First Fund, which organizers and observers hope provides an incentive for more science startups to transition from idea to proof of concept while locating and growing their companies in Delaware. Obtaining funding from venture-capital…

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has assessed a $246,739 penalty on Croda, Inc., a chemical manufacturer based at the Atlas Point facility in New Castle. The manufacturing facility released a plume of toxic gas (ethylene oxide) into the air on November 25, 2018, temporarily shutting down the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The release…

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has identified five companies that it says have caused extensive water contamination throughout the state. The agency has directed the companies, including Solvay, DuPont, Dow DuPont, Chemours and 3M, to help fund millions of dollars in assessment and cleanup efforts. The directive requires the companies to account for…

By Bryan Tracy Delaware has created much of the modern chemical world, but a new era is upon us that has shifted production to local markets and pressured chemical companies toward a high-tech focus, or as I prefer to say, a ChemTech future. Delaware is ground zero for this transition, with nearly all the components…

Wilmington-based LYCRA, a subsidiary of INVISTA, will exhibit its latest spandex/elastane innovation at the personal care industry conference IDEA19 from March 25-28. The company says the new fiber, called T859 LYCRA HyFit, offers manufacturers of diapers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products a cheaper alternative that uses 20 percent less elastic. “The LYCRA Company is…

Northrop Grumman is expanding its manufacturing operations in Cecil County, Maryland. The defense and aerospace company company plans to add 175 news jobs over the next five years. The current Elkton-based operation employs 400 workers. “Our team in Elkton has delivered rocket motors for space launch and military applications for 70 years,” said Mike Kahn,…