DuPont, the provider of value-added specialized solutions, has announced plans to expand its facility in Circleville, Ohio, creating 46 new jobs and investing roughly $220 million. Hiring will begin in Q3 and Q4 of 2019.
DuPont’s existing facility at 800 DuPont Road in Circleville has been in production for more than 60 years and currently employs 500 employees. The company’s investment will be used for machinery and equipment as well as construction costs to significantly expand its DuPont Kapton film production capabilities. With the increased demand in its Electronics & Imaging business, this expansion will allow DuPont to further advance its plant and competitive offerings.
“Innovations in 5G, automotive, flexible displays, and artificial intelligence are driving the demand for our advanced, high-reliability materials. Expanding further at our Circleville site will help us meet our customers’ growing needs around the world,” said Avi Avula, global business director, Interconnect Solutions at DuPont Electronics & Imaging. “We appreciate the strong support we receive from the Circleville community, and look forward to our continued partnership for future growth.”
For more than two centuries, DuPont has delivered innovative solutions to tackle global challenges. Its dynamic portfolio of products, materials and services meets the ever-changing market needs of diverse industries in more than 90 countries.
“DuPont has been a key component to the Circleville business community for decades and we’re excited to see the company continue to grow,” said Ryan Scribner, economic development director at the Pickaway Progress Partnership. “This $220 million investment demonstrates DuPont’s ongoing commitment to the Region.”
The Columbus Region represents the future of new manufacturing. Alongside traditional industry giants, the next generation of visionary leaders is emerging with new goods for the modern consumer. More than 1,700 manufacturers employ more than 85,000 people in the Region. Circleville is located in Pickaway County, which is home to an estimated 57,830 residents and several manufacturing companies.
“DuPont is a globally successful company that has many options on where to invest, and we are excited it chose to grow in the Columbus Region,” said Matt Cybulski, director of energy and chemicals at JobsOhio. “This expansion will bring 46 new jobs to the Circleville facility, which will play an essential role in meeting the growing demand of DuPont’s Kapton film.”