BIOGAS

Sussex biogas facility expansion subject of upcoming workshop

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Delaware’s environmental control agency will hold a virtual community workshop on Sept. 28 to discuss a proposal to expand a Seaford biogas facility. Biogas is a renewable fuel produced by the breakdown of organic matter, such as animal manure. The result is a mixture of gases, primarily consisting of methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. Bioenergy Devco, the company that …

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The Royale Group to expand with $2 million Seaford site

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Just two years after moving its operations from New Jersey to Delaware, The Royale Group has announced it will double down on the First State with a new facility in Seaford.  The $2.35 million expansion is expected to create 29 jobs in Southern Delaware. The Royale Group is a collection of specialty chemical companies that manufacture, formulate and distribute chemicals.  …

Dupont will spend $50 million to build a new plant in Glasgow.

DuPont will build new $50 million plant in Newark

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

DuPont Semiconductor Technologies will expand its Newark campus by building a $50 million, 385,000-square-foot facility in  nearby Glasgow. The company, a business unit of DuPont Electronics & Industrial, had searched site in northern Delaware and Maryland before decided to build in Delaware. The new facility is expected to become the primary work site for more than 70 existing workers and …

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 …

Rental

If you’re looking for a rental home, you already know this

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Delaware’s rental vacancy rate has fallen to the third lowest in the country, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau data.  The vacancy rate indicates the percentage of year-round rental units that are unoccupied at the end of each quarter.  According to the Census Bureau, only 2.6% of Delaware’s year-round rental units were vacant at the end of June.  Only …

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 …

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Delaware launches drive to fill 400 state jobs

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

  Delaware has launched a $225,000 campaign to advertise the many state jobs available, and to make sure job seekers know the state has raised salaries and offers alternative schedules. The campaign is a unique move for the state, pointed out Claire DeMatteis, secretary of the Delaware Department of Human Resources. It’s aimed at catching the attention of Delaware workers …

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Delaware judge sets date for Twitter, Elon Musk lawsuit

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

The five-day trial to decide whether the world’s richest man will be forced to purchase social media behemoth Twitter Inc. will begin Oct. 17 in Wilmington, a Chancery Court judge decided last week. Twitter sued Tesla founder Elon Musk after he withdrew from an agreement to take the platform private for $44 billion, or $54.20 per share. Musk announced he …

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Wawa to pay Delaware 450K over 2019 data breach

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Business

Delaware will receive $450,000 out of an $8 million multi-state settlement with a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain after a data breach compromised some 34 million payment cards. Attorney General Kathy Jennings said Wawa Inc. failed to take reasonable security measures to prevent such a data breach and therefore violated state consumer protection and personal information protection laws.  Under the settlement, …

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Delaware judge sets Twitter, Elon Musk trial for October

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

A Delaware judge ruled Tuesday that social media behemoth Twitter Inc. and the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, will face off in a five-day trial beginning in October. Attorneys for Twitter asked Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick to grant an expedited trial in the company’s lawsuit against Musk. Twitter sued Musk in the Delaware Court of Chancery after he announced …