Category: Manufacturing

For GotShade’s vehicle customizers, every day’s a wrap

It was only a $5 decal, but in the early years of growing its tinting and custom vehicle wrap operation, those $5 decals — if ordered in big volumes — helped keep GotShade Online Inc. marching forward. That’s the rhythm that’s come to define this Bear-based business — formerly Formula One Tinting and Graphics —…

The pharmaceutical company Noramco, headquartered on the Wilmington riverfront, has signed a letter of intent with Teewinot Life Sciences to produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoids, the chemical compounds in cannabis flowers and a component of marijuana.  Noramco specializes in producing active pharmaceutical ingredients, or biologically active materials, from controlled substances. The agreement gives Noramco access to Tweewinot’s…

Sussex County leaders announced today the purchase of King Farm, an expansive property just off Park Avenue east of Georgetown. The 74-acre plot will be added to the footprint of the adjacent Sussex County Industrial Park, which currently hosts 20 businesses with a total of 900 employees. The purchase cost $2.2 million, according to County…

Delaware Bio, a trade group for the bioscience industry in the state, has awarded W.L. Gore and Associates Company of the Year. The company was founded in 1958 in Newark by husband and wife Wilbert “Bill” and Genevieve “Vieve” Gore. Bill had just retired from a 16-year career at DuPont. W.L. Gore employs about 10,000…

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pepsi says slumping sales from Philadelphia’s new sweetened-beverage tax are prompting layoffs of 80 to 100 workers at three distribution plants that serve the city. The company sent out notices Wednesday saying layoffs will occur at plants in north and south Philadelphia and in Wilmington, Delaware, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Dave DeCecco,…

The Port of Wilmington on Monday completed the $10 million purchase of the Chemours Edge Moor manufacturing site on the Delaware River. Now the port is seeking private investors and businesses to build a container and shipping terminal on the 112-acre site. Chemours operated a titanium dioxide production center, which produced whitener for paper, on…

Hygiena, a company specializing in rapid food safety and environmental sanitation testing, today announced that it has acquired DuPont Diagnostics. The company, located at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, was the global food safety diagnostic business of DuPont. It was formed in 1992 as Qualicon, and it’s primary business has been a series of rapid…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former manager of a Wilmington oil recycling company for environmental crimes. The indictment was issued late last week against Lance Charen, a former manager for International Petroleum Corp. Charen is charged with improperly handling hazardous waste, falsifying reports, tampering with monitoring devices, and other…

SELBYVILLE (AP) — A fire official says one worker was critically injured by a chemical explosion at a poultry processing plant in Selbyville. Selbyville Fire Chief Matthew Sliwa said by telephone that firefighters were called to the Mountaire Farms plant about 3 a.m. Thursday and one worker was transported to a hospital in critical condition.…