Category: Manufacturing

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…

DuPont’s second-quarter sales were $8.6 billion, down 11 percent compared with last year. The company said the drop was due to negative impacts from currents, portfolio changes, volume and its local product and price mix. Second-quarter operating earnings were $1.18 per share, compared to $1.17 per share in the prior year.  GAAP1 earnings were $1.03…