DuPont expands to Newark with new purchase

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, is expanding to Newark, DE with the purchase of a facility that they plan on investing approximately $45 million into over the next two years.

The facility will be twice the size of the current plant, Tralee, and will retain the facility’s 200 current employees. The new plant will manufacture a sealing material that is heat and chemical-resistant.

“We are extremely fortunate to have found a site that will allow us to invest for growth while retaining our highly skilled employees,” said Randy Stone, president of T&AP in a Delaware Business Now article. “Customers will be receiving the same high-performance parts as we progress through this expansion and transition. We also are pleased that our growth and investment plans are Delaware based as we’ve enjoyed a strong partnership with the state since we launched the Kalrez business over 40 years ago.”

DuPont’s expansion will further grow the strong manufacturing presence in Greater Philadelphia, which has 185,000 workers employed at 5,500 establishments in the region.