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As early-stage companies make progress toward key milestones, performance chemical company Chemours is poised to continue its growth since spinning off from DuPont in 2015. The company, which specializes in titanium, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, broke ground in December on a 312,000-square-foot facility located at University of Delaware's STAR Campus in Newark.
"Since the groundbreaking in December, we've been busy," says Chemours President and CEO Mark Vergnano. "The building's steel shell is well underway, and our technical team is already collaborating with the University of Delaware on applied and discovery research proposals."
The state-of-the-art facility, which is slated to open in 2020, will house approximately 340 personnel who are currently located at three sites and 16 facilities, Vergnano says.
Chemours is looking ahead, with a growth strategy based on its portfolio of businesses and product lines, which are supported by partnerships that enable the company to find solutions and develop new opportunities.
"We have also set clear targets and goals for ourselves to ensure we maintain a level of performance that continues to drive growth," Vergnano says, adding that the company has "created a smart, inclusive and dedicated global workforce that embraces our company culture and focuses relentlessly on meeting customer needs every day."
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