Category: Manufacturing

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…

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…