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For media inquiries, please contact Nate Pepper at 302-774-9850, or email him at Nathan.j.pepper@dupont.com.

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August 8, 2010

DuPont Raises $5,100 for Baker County Relay for Life

The DuPont employee team was the leading contributor to the 2010 Baker County Relay for Life.

 

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July 7, 2010

DuPont Dedicates Florida Plant Extension Project

DuPont hosted a dedication ceremony today to celebrate the extension of the Maxville, Fla., plant. The plant mines titanium ore and specialty minerals using a dredge and wet-mill process.

 

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April 8, 2009

DuPont Florida Plant Named “Certified Supplier” by AREVA

DuPont Florida Mine, the only domestic US source of Zircon minerals, has been named a “Certified Supplier” by AREVA, a leading supplier of materials and technology to the energy and nuclear industries.

 

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January 15, 2009

Employees Judge Keystone Heights Science Fair

DuPont Florida Mine employees Bill Wise and Brad Hildreth volunteered as judges for the 2008-2009 Keystone Heights High School Science Fair.

 

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December 15, 2008

Baker County Students Tour Florida Mine

Thirty students from Mr. Hartley’s class at Baker County High School toured the Florida Mine in December.

 

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July 15, 2008

David Wright of Middleburg Presents at State Industrial Safety Conference

David Wright of Middleburg was in Tampa recently as a featured presenter to the Florida Minerals and Chemistry Council Annual Safety Conference. Wright, the Safety, Health and Environmental manager of the DuPont Florida plant, presented on the topic of “The Evolution of Safety at DuPont: Zero Injuries are Attainable.”

 

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June 24, 2008

DuPont Florida Plant Employees Win “Sentinels of Safety” Award

Employees of the DuPont Florida Plant were recently awarded the “Sentinels of Safety” designation for outstanding workplace safety performance by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Mining Association (NMA). This is the 18th time the DuPont Florida Plant has received the award.

 

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May 22, 2008

Lake Region Monitor - DuPont Donates Pipe to Lawtey School

Thanks to the generosity of DuPont a problem with drainage between the new school building at Lawtey Community School and the city of Lawtey was solved when the company donated pipe and workers to lay it on May 15.

 

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April 17, 2008

Baker County Standard - Lieutenant Governor Tours DuPont Mining Operation

Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp toured the DuPont mining operation that stretches through Baker, Bradford, Clay and Duval counties April 14.

 

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April 15, 2008

DuPont Offers Virtual Tours of Florida Titanium Mine

Have you ever wondered how DuPont turns Florida sand into titanium dioxide pigment used to make paint? Do you have questions about the plant on County Road 228, but don’t know who to ask? You can learn more about this unique local industry by taking a virtual tour at florida.dupont.com.

 

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March 7, 2008

DuPont Takes a Lead in Groundwater Conservation for Florida

Each person in the US state of Florida uses about 1,720-2,160 liters of water per day, and with thousands of people moving to the state each month, public water supply needs near DuPont's plant are expected to double by 2025.

 

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February 18, 2008

Legislative Delegations in North East Florida Met Recently

The Legislative Delegations in North East Florida met recently. Representative Aaron Bean serves as Chairman of three of the Legislative Delegations: Baker, Nassau and Duval County.

 

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January 25, 2008

Lad Daniels, President of the First Coast Manufacturers Association, Visits DuPont Florida Plant

Lad Daniels, President of the First Coast Manufacturers Association FCMA), visited the DuPont Plant in North East Florida recently. FCMA represents over 300 members throughout North East Florida and South Georgia. DuPont is a member of FCMA.

 

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December 3, 2007

DuPont Awards $2,500 Grants to City of Keystone Heights and Keystone Jr./Sr. High School

The city of Keystone Heights and Keystone Junior/Senior High School had welcome news at their recent meeting, when each were informed they had been chosen to receive a grant by representatives of the local DuPont site.

 

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November 5, 2007

Bradford County Emergency Responders Win $4,000 DuPont Community Fund Grant

The Bradford County Commission had welcome news at their recent meeting, when they were presented with an award by representatives of the local DuPont site.

 

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October 17, 2007

Baker County Emergency Responders Win $4,000 DuPont Community Fund Grant

The Baker County Commission had welcome news at their recent meeting, when they were presented with an award by representatives of the local DuPont site. Baker County was the winner of a $4,000 grant from the DuPont Community Fund.

 

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April 4, 2007

DuPont Florida Mine Employees Win "Sentinels of Safety" Award

Employees of the DuPont Florida Mine were recently awarded the "Sentinels of Safety" designation for outstanding workplace safety performance.

 

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July 14, 2005

DuPont Zircon Sand Makes the Critical Difference in Meeting NASA Deadline

Help is usually just a phone call away when the family car has a flat tire. But what's a rocket scientist to do when new "shoes" are needed for the massive "crawlers" that transport the space shuttle to the launch pad?

 

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