WuXi STA drug company

Chinese drug company breaks ground for Delaware campus

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

A Chinese pharmaceutical company broke ground in Middletown Tuesday for a 190-acre manufacturing plant expected to open in 2025 and employ 500 people full-time within a year. It will be WuXi STA‘s second facility in the United States, giving the Shanghai drug company greater capacity and flexibility. It’s the company’s first facility on the East Coast. Phase I of the …

MBNA to receive Pete du Pont Freedom award

Freedom Award to honor MBNA, innovation winner

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

The Pete du Pont Freedom Award this year for the first time will  honor a company rather than a person:  MBNA, the former Delaware banking and credit card powerhouse sold to Bank of America. It also will honor one of three companies as the Reinventing Delaware winner: Delaware Creative Economy, DWS Drone School and TRIC Robotics. The three were chosen …

Food Bank of Delaware CANgineering

Food Bank CANgineering sparks community creativity

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

A green and pink daisy created by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority in its traditional colors was named Best in Show among the 25 entries in the 2022 Food Bank of Delaware‘s CANgineering competition. The contest is a food drive disguised as a structure building competition that gives entrants multiple ways to win while this year bringing in 17,000 pounds of …

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Fujifilm exec: 2 plants may not be enough

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

    While Fujifilm celebrated the opening of the first of its two new ink manufacturing plants in Delaware Thursday, its president said Friday it may need more. “There might not be enough capacity,” Ian Wilkinson said. “So we need to think about what we do next.” Its 20-acre New Castle site will be home to Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Inc.’s …

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Fujifilm opens first of two new inkjet facilities

Staff Writer Business, Headlines

Fujifilm on Thursday opened the first of two new manufacturing plants that will produce printer inks. The New Castle site is Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Inc.’s first dispersion manufacturing facility in the U.S.  Its $19 million investment will create more than 21 new professional, managerial, engineering and skilled labor jobs. The 8,100-square-foot facility includes manufacturing and process control equipment is in …

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Middletown store illustrates continued popularity of wine boutiques

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Adventure Wine, Beer and Spirits opened in Middletown in November. Hospitality veteran Eric Tuverson dreamed of owning a business. Certainly, he has the pedigree. He spent 10 years at Le Bec-Fin, the venerable French restaurant in Philadelphia, and 22 years with Moore Brothers Wine Co. in Wilmington’s Trolley Square area. When the oenophile’s youngest son became a college senior, the timing was …

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Mountaire employees petition to decertify Teamsters union

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Mountaire employees will vote to decertify their Teamsters Union.   A big old chicken processing plant in Selbyville is crowing about its employees petitioning to decertify the Teamsters union there. If the vote succeeds, it will be the second union to be decertified there in recent months. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employees at the Mountaire Farms …

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UD will start winter classes virtually; Wilm U closes campus

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  The University of Delaware said students may return to campus Jan. 2, but winter classes will start virtually as the school tries to stem the tide of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases. At the same time, Wilmington University said it will react to a new Delaware State of Emergency by closing its campus starting Monday, Jan. 3. Faculty, staff and …