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DuPont Invests $75M to Expand Production Plant
January 9, 2020
3 Min Read
Materials and ingredients firm DuPont de Nemours Inc. is dedicating $75 million to expand its Spruance, VA manufacturing facility, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced in a release Tuesday. The project is expected to create 60 new positions.
The Spruance site is the firm’s largest manufacturing site across its global footprint. A number of consumer safety and protection solutions, and products for military, homeland security, and law enforcement applications, according to information on the company’s website, including Kevlar, Nomex, and Tyvek.
“Since 2015 we have invested more than $250 million to upgrade and improve our manufacturing assets that deliver essential innovations for our customers around the world,” DuPont Spruance Site Manager David Johnson said in a statement. “We value the support we received from the governor, Chesterfield County, and other state and local economic development organizations to bring skilled jobs to and expand manufacturing in the area.”
Chesterfield County received approval from the governor for a $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth Opportunity Fund to support the expansion. The company can receive Sales and Use Tax exemptions on production technology and obtain benefits from the Port of Virginia Infrastructure Zone Grant Program.
The company has had a presence in Spruance since 1929.
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