Mississauga, Ont, June 16, 2011
DuPont marks new Canadian headquarters groundbreaking
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, June 16, 2011 – DuPont took another step closer toward moving to its new Canadian corporate headquarters with a groundbreaking ceremony today to mark the start of construction of a new, five-storey, 125,000-square-foot office on Minnesota Court in northwest Mississauga. The company is expected to make the move during August 2012.
Joining together for the ceremonial groundbreaking were (left to right) Councilor George Carlson, Ward 11, City of Mississaga; Dean Cutting, Partner, Carttera Private Equities Inc.; Mike Oxley, President and Chief Financial Officer, DuPont Canada; Kevin Derbyshire, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, DuPont Canada; Bob Delaney, Member of Provincial Parliament, Mississauga - Streetsville; and Jim Tadeson, Founding Partner, Carttera Private Equities Inc.
“This new building will become an important enabler of our collaborative approach in Canada for many years to come,” said Mike Oxley, DuPont Canada’s president and chief financial officer. “We look forward to working with our customers and partners to meet pressing human needs and to grow our businesses sustainably now and in the future.”
The new office will be a Canada Green Building Council LEED Silver Certified building (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). A number of DuPont’s innovative products for the building and construction market, such as DuPont™ Corian® surfaces and DuPont™ SentryGlas®, will be incorporated into the office design to showcase their value in use. The location of the new building, next to Highway 401, will also help to maintain the familiar high profile of the DuPont Oval logo in the community.
DuPont has more than 1,350 employees in Canada working at offices, manufacturing plants and research facilities across the country. For more information about DuPont in Canada, please visit www.dupont.ca.
DuPont (www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries and regions, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, communications and transportation.
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The DuPont Oval Logo and DuPont™, Corian® and SentryGlas® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. DuPont Canada is a licensee.