Category: Manufacturing

By Christi Milligan [email protected] NEWARK — The University of Delaware has been awarded a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the formation of a new Manufacturing USA Institute for biopharmaceutical research and advancements. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) — Manufacturing USA’s 11th institute —  will be headquartered…

By Michael Bradley Special to Delaware Business Times The wind was screaming at nearly 75 mph, but the two spans of the Commodore Barry Bridge had to be linked together. That dangerous night, a group of contractors and ironworkers looked at Rod Pieretti to see how badly he wanted to make it happen. “The workers…

This company literally is a diamond in the rough

Delaware Diamond Knives is a family-based business with global appeal by Kathy Canavan Tucked behind the old Pathmark on Lancaster Avenue is a company that grows diamonds and whips up one-of-a-kind parts for the U.S. government. Delaware Diamond Knives has been growing sales every year for the last nine and the state has backed it…

Delaware Technical Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Pathways Program has been awarded the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE) Program Exemplary Award. Delaware Tech is one of two colleges that received this national award for excellence in a Noncredit Workforce Development Program. The Advanced Manufacturing Pathways Program is a two-year program for Delaware high school juniors…

Repurposed Materials will sell you a bridge or the Wildcats’ home court

By Kathy Canavan Damon Carson says he has the most interesting in-box in the world. A recent e-mail: Somebody wanted to sell him 5 million brand new hazmat suits leftover from the BP oil spill. He bought them. Carson’s business — Repurposed Materials — is sort of an industrial Pinterest. He emails a newsletter of…

Factory Berlin comes to the Nemours Building

By Sam Waltz Founding Publisher The founder of a Berlin, Germany, company that started in the 1990s as a commercial real estate player and evolved to be a leading German business incubator and accelerator has landed in Wilmington this summer with similar aspirations for a First State entrepreneurial leadership role in the United States. Udo…

Delaware Cadillac has acquired Chevrolet of Dover, according to Mike Uffner, president and CEO of the Cadillac dealership and AutoTeam Delaware. Matt Kersey, Delaware Cadillac’s general manager in Wilmington for six years, will be president of Chevrolet of Dover. “We will strive to continue the Townsend family’s loyalty to the community and the Townsend Brothers’…

Her Excellency Anne Anderson, Irish Ambassador to the U.S., joined Delaware state officials and AB Group Packaging Inc. founder and CEO Dermot Brady to celebrate the company’s official grand opening. AB Group Packaging, an established 30-year-old paper bag and flexible packaging producer with plants in Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom, opened its first U.S.…