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May 22, 2013

DuPont Employee Network Awards Scholarship

The DuPont Spruance Plant’s Black Employees Network (SBEN) recently announced its 2013 scholarship winner, Jesse Yu.

 

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April 18, 2013

DuPont Spruance Plant Receives 2013 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Gold Award

DuPont’s Spruance Plant in Chesterfield County received a 2013 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Gold Award for its highly-effective Environmental Sustainability Program.

 

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April 8, 2013

DuPont Spruance Plant Shows True Commitment to Zero

DuPont Spruance Plant and its 2,300 employees in Richmond VA achieve 1,000,000+ safe working hours and 100+ safe days.

 

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February 14, 2013

Local Students Win Martin Luther King Jr. Essay and Drawing Contest

Twelve local students won cash prizes for their entries to the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Essay and Drawing Contest sponsored by the DuPont Spruance Plant.

 

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November 6, 2012

SHE Senior Consultant Smith Presents EPCRA Changes to County

SHE Senior Consultant L. Waverly Smith presented to the Chesterfield Emergency Planning Committee on the revisions of the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act's Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reporting.

 

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November 6, 2012

Spruance Security Presents at County Seminar

The Chesterfield Department of Emergency Management recently hosted a seminar that featured Spruance Facility Security Officer Jim Lupacchino and Protective Service Advisor Rob Mooney, from The Department of Homeland Security.

 

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June 28, 2012

Lavoisier Medal Recipient Herb Blades visits DuPont Spruance Site

Herbert “Herb” Blades, retired DuPont scientist instrumental in the commercialization of DuPont™ Kevlar® and Tyvek®, recently visited the DuPont Spruance site in Virginia. He toured both the Kevlar® and Tyvek® manufacturing areas, and held interactive Q&A sessions with DuPont scientists and engineers.

 

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June 18, 2012

DuPont Spruance Success in Industrial Energy Auditor Program

DuPont is pleased to announce the identification of several energy efficiency opportunities at the Spruance plant in Chesterfield.

 

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June 8, 2012

Volunteers Teach Students About the Community

Spruance employee participated in “JA in a Day,” a program sponsored by Junior Achievement USA in which five teaching modules are completed in one day.

 

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May 19, 2012

Spruance Participates in Armed Forces Day

On May 19, Armed Forces Day, eight volunteers from the DuPont Spruance Plant participated in a “Welcome Home” Parade in downtown Richmond for military veterans, followed by a Veterans' Resource Fair held at the Carillon grounds in Byrd Park.

 

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May 8, 2012

3000 Day Safety Club Gives the Gift of Golf

The Spruance 3,000 Day Safety Club recently raised funds that went into the purchase of ParaGolfer adaptive golf equipment for the “adaptive golf program” at Sheltering Arms Rehabilitative Hospital.

 

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July 7, 2011

Spruance Attains Environmental Excellence Award

The Spruance site in Richmond, Va. (U.S.), recently was awarded the prestigious Virginia Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award during a ceremony at the 22nd Environmental Virginia Symposium at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.

 

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May 11, 2010

Spruance Plant Achieves Significant Environmental Milestones

On May 11th, the Spruance plant (Richmond, Va.) achieved 1,000 days with “0” Category B Environmental incidents. The previous record set for Category B Environmental incident free days was 389. In addition, Spruance has achieved over 5,400 days with “0” Category A Environmental incidents.

 

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February 5, 2009

DuPont Named a World Business Leader in Ethics Reputation

DuPont has been named among the world’s leaders in ethics reputation, earning first place in its industry sector and 10th overall among more than 500 multinational companies, according to the annual global Covalence Ethical Ranking Report.

 

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October 30, 2008

Virginia Chamber Recognizes Outstanding Virginia Companies at 2008 Economic Summit

DuPont Spruance receives 2008 Torchbearer Award for Central Virginia

 

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June 16, 2008

DuPont™ Launches Kevlar® XP™ with More Bullet Stopping Power

New Patented Technology Provides Both Ballistic and Trauma Protection

 

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May 15, 2008

DuPont™ Weatherization Systems Add DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ To Commercial Product Portfolio

Radiant Barrier Helps Increase Energy Efficiency of Light Commercial Buildings

 

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January 30, 2008

DuPont Spruance Plant Initiates Community Information Line

In order to make it easier for community residents to obtain necessary information about the DuPont Spruance plant, the site has initiated a Community Information Telephone Line.

 

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January 25, 2008

Virginia Sites Receive Environmental Excellence Awards

The DuPont Spruance and Front Royal sites in Virginia recently received Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards (GEEA) for outstanding environmental stewardship. GEEA is part of the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program.

 

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January 25, 2008

DuPont Volunteer Efforts Lead to $1,000 Bonus for 7 Area Organizations

Leaders at the DuPont Spruance site in Chesterfield County recently presented $1,000 checks to seven area community organizations as part of the company's annual Volunteer Recognition Awards program.

 

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January 25, 2008

Cannaday, Other Area Leaders Help DuPont Employees to Honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Employees at the DuPont Spruance site in Chesterfield County held their 10th annual celebration honoring the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on January 17, 2008.

 

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January 17, 2008

DuPont, Yellowstone National Park Partner to Address Long-Term Sustainability of Park Structures

When construction on the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center at Yellowstone National Park is complete, it will have been outfitted with DuPont™ Tyvek® Weather Barrier Systems. The DuPont products used in the building, along with others throughout the park, are helping to reduce Yellowstone’s overall energy consumption, as well as prepare it for increased visitation while mitigating risk to its natural resources.

 

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December 18, 2007

DuPont Selects South Carolina Site for Planned $500 Million Investment to Expand Production of High-Performance Kevlar® Fiber

DuPont has selected its Cooper River plant to receive the planned $500 million investment it recently announced to significantly expand production of high-performance DuPont™ Kevlar® para-aramid brand fiber for industrial and military uses.

 

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May 23, 2007

Spruance Hosts ACC/EPA Sector Strategy Partnership Program Meeting

The Spruance site Safety, Health & Environmental team recently served as host to the American Chemical Counsel's formal participation in the Environmental Protection Agency Sector Strategy Partnership Program.

 

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May 8, 2007

Spruance Wins EPA Award for Improving Community Outreach

The Spruance site was one of the member companies of the Environmental Protection Agency's Performance Track program that was recognized recently for environmental accomplishments made during the years 2000 to 2005.

 

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May 2, 2007

Spruance Celebrates Tyvek®'s 40th Anniversary

Approximately 400 employees, their family members and guests didn't let rain stop them from enjoying the recent two-day celebration of the Tyvek® business's 40th anniversary of commercial production.

 

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April 21, 2007

Spruance Employees Participate in Richmond Rebuilding Together Event

About 50 Spruance employees, families and friends and 24 Meadowbrook High School students made up the Spruance team that repaired two homes in the Highland Park North neighborhood as part of this year's Rebuilding Together of Richmond event.

 

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March 31, 2007

Spruance Employees Donate Over $10,000 to HBCU Scholarship Programs

Thanks to the generous donations of employees from around the site, more than $10,000 has been raised to contribute to the scholarship programs at three area Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

 

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March 24, 2007

Richmond Metro Science Fair Held March 24, 2007

The Richmond Metro Science Fair is held every year to showcase middle and high school students and their science projects.

 

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January 18, 2007

Spruance Black Employees' Network 10th Annual Black Heritage Celebration

About 100 employees and their guests enjoyed an evening filled with music, fellowship and history during the Spruance Black Employees' Network 10th Annual Black Heritage Celebration.

 

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January 16, 2007

Spruance Volunteer Recognition Event/Dinner

Spruance site leadership recently presented $1,000 checks to five area community organizations as part of the company's Volunteer Recognition Award program.

 

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