Category: Manufacturing

United Distributors will now operate as Breakthru Beverage Delaware, part of a national launch by Breakthru Beverage Group, the wholesaler formed by Charmer Sunbelt and Wirtz Beverage. The Breakthru Beverage brand replaces legacy house names in markets including Delaware, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. Nevada will transition to the…

DuPont merger tops talk at annual DSCC dinner

  The 179th Annual Dinner of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce was a chance for business leaders and dignitaries to celebrate the influence of The Nemours Foundation and usher in a new slate of DSCC board of governance members. But speeches never strayed far from the reverberations of DuPont’s merger with Dow Chemical Corp.…

Mercantile Processing Inc. (MPI) was named Small Business Leader of the Year by the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards luncheon last month. MPI is a locally-owned Delaware company that serves the Delmarva area by providing credit card processing, payroll solutions, point of sale systems, compliant credit card terminals, on-site ATMS. President…

Editor’s Note: Mark Brainard, president of Del Tech, recently added this blog post to a conversation started at a Brookings event on the future of workforce development in manufacturing. Career and technical education appears to be gaining attention in policy debates and the Pathways to Prosperity initiative in Delaware is a positive example of what…

Decimated manufacturing sector showing some rumbles of activity

By Kathy Canavan Delaware’s makers have some movers and shakers Delaware boasts 14,088 fewer manufacturing jobs than it did in 2001, but four Delaware manufacturers have expanded their operations, five companies moved production here and two international firms chose to locate here. Delaware had 39,388 manufacturing jobs in 2001, before the demise of its two…

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted registration approval for a new DuPont disease control active ingredient, oxathiapiprolin, which DuPont Crop Protection will market under the trademark Zorvec™. This regulatory milestone paves the way for registrations in other countries that will enable DuPont to bring ZorvecTM to growers around the world. DuPont™ Zorvec™ is the…

Delaware ranked third for state support of arts Delaware Arts Alliance (DAA) shared the findings of The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’ (NASAA’s) State Arts Agency Fiscal Year 2016 Legislative Appropriations Preview report. The report shows that Delaware is third in the nation for the Per Capita State Arts Agency Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016. DAA…