Sen. Carper on DowDuPont Announcement

Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) issued the following statement on DowDuPont’s announcement that it will move seven businesses from its Materials Science division to its Specialty Products division, located in Delaware.

“DuPont has been an important and beloved part of the Delaware community for hundreds of years, and the news that it would merge with Dow made many of us question whether that longstanding relationship would continue. Over the past few months, there was a growing concern that a group of company stakeholders who did not appreciate that deep connection to the First State would jeopardize the future of DowDuPont’s Specialty Products business. However, it appears the announcement today indicates that future is bright. I am very encouraged that DowDuPont is making a huge investment in its Specialty Products business here in Delaware, and I am hopeful it will help drive the economy throughout our region. There’s more to learn in the days ahead, but this is very welcome news.”