May 6, 2011 |
Guy C. Bell Jr., 83, of Newtown Square, a retired DuPont Co. physicist, died of prostate cancer Tuesday, May 3, at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Bell retired in 1990 after a 42-year career with DuPont's Marshall Laboratory in South Philadelphia. DuPont researched, manufactured, and tested automotive paints at the lab, which closed in 2009. A lifelong resident of Delaware County, Mr. Bell graduated from Upper Darby High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics in 1950 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
April 30, 2011
Joseph C. Minniti, 89, of Overbrook Park, a Northeast Philadelphia osteopathic physician, died of complications from a foot infection Tuesday, April 26, at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill. Born in Paulsboro, Dr. Minniti worked from 1939 to 1942 as a chemist at the DuPont Co. dye works in Deepwater, N.J. During World War II, he was an instructor of Air Force navigators in Louisiana and, in the closing months of the conflict, was a navigator on flights that supplied troops in the Philippines.
April 15, 2011 |
WILMINGTON - DuPont Co. has received the final regulatory approval needed for its planned $5.8 billion acquisition of Danish food additives maker Danisco AS. DuPont said Friday that Chinese regulators have approved the deal, and that it is encouraging Danisco shareholders who have not yet tendered their shares to do so. DuPont has said it is confident that Danisco shareholders will follow their board's recommendation to accept DuPont's cash offer,...
March 25, 2011
As the U.S. economy continues to expand, we've been waiting for small business to start creating jobs again. After all, politicians and economic-development experts have drummed up the message that most new jobs come from small business. New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that when start-ups and existing firms do start to hire again, they'll be filling in a deep hole. The recession that ran from December 2007 through June 2009 produced the lowest job-creation rates in about 30 years.
March 17, 2011 |
Jerome S. Carson Jr., 93, of West Chester, a retired DuPont Co. sales executive and former naval officer who witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor and was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious performance of duties on D-Day, died Tuesday, March 8, at his winter home in Tequesta, Fla. Mr. Carson was an ensign aboard the survey ship Sumner in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes bombed the shipyard. Gunners aboard the Sumner hit two of the planes, and the ship assisted with rescue and cleanup operations.
January 11, 2011 |
DuPont Co., in its biggest acquisition since the purchase of seed company Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. in the late 1990s, has agreed to pay $5.8 billion for Danisco, a Danish company that makes enzymes used to produce chemicals and fuels from plants. The deal for Danisco, a partner in DuPont's fledgling effort in Tennessee to produce ethanol from corncobs, is designed to accelerate the Wilmington company's gradual shift in raw materials - under way for more than a decade - from fossil fuels to renewable resources.
December 10, 2010 |
He was the multimillionaire heir to one of the most fabluous estates in the Philadelphia region - the roughly 600 acres of rolling hills and horse stables near Newtown Square known as Foxcatcher Farm, anchored by a stately Georgian-style mansion called Liseter Hall. But in the end, the chemical-fortune scion John Eleuthere duPont died all alone, apparently of natural causes, in a western Pennsylvania prison cell where his frail and lifeless body was found at 6:55 a.m. yesterday. He was 72. DuPont's millions were powerless against the psychological demons that caused his slide into insanity - which led him to reportedly declare himself the red-robed "Dalai Lama of the United States" and finally to gun down a gold-medal-winning Olympic wrestler for no apparent reason.
November 2, 2010 |
Delaware's political unrest, which brought reporters flocking to Wilmington for the Election Day test between angry Republican conservatives and frantic allies of President Obama , follows job-destroying business upheavals that have unwound the tight social and economic consensus in what consumer activist Ralph Nader used to call the "Corporate State. " The latest came Monday, the eve of Election Day, with the deep-discount sale of Delaware's dominant bank, money-losing Wilmington Trust Corp.
September 24, 2010 |
In its first significant expansion across the Schuylkill River, the University of Pennsylvania is purchasing 23 acres from the DuPont company for storage, office space and the relocation of its transit operations building, officials said Friday. At some point later, the land also could be used for some other ancillary use, such as a back up communications center or data center, said Craig Carnaroli, Penn's executive vice president. The parcel, across the Schuylkill River at 34th Street and Grays Ferry Avenue, is the site of the former DuPont Marshall Laboratory and contains 250,000 square feet of laboratory, office and warehouse space.
September 23, 2010
Women's Golf Association At Stonewall, Radley Run. Sandra Carter, DuPont. . . 96-104?200 Joli Pry, Coatesville. . . 102-103?205 Ronne Hellmann, Philmont. . . 103-108?211 Marcy Harper, Rolling Green. . . 104-108?212 Jeraldine Luft, Sandy Run. . . 107-108?215 Helen Brun, Talamore. . . 104-111?215 Judy K. Wellons, Hershey's Mill. . . 102-114?216 Kathleen Kelly, Bala. . . 109-107?216 Marianne Nolan, Medford Lakes. . . 105-113?218 Sylvia Davenport, Radley Run. . . 109-109?