Monday, May 4, 2015

DuPont shuts offices; plants still running

HQ staff stays home; plants in PA, NJ, DE "on alert"

DuPont shuts offices; plants still running

DuPont Co. has shut its headquarters and labs in and around Wilmington, Delaware, where Gov. Jack Markell has ordered cars off the road and neighboring Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware are also under states of emergency.

But the company's industrial plants in the wide path of Hurricane Sandy remain open. "Facilities in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island are on alert," the chemical maker says in this brief statement. UPDATE: Monday night the company said 7 of its works will be shut Tuesday.

Ready for clean-up, too: "The DuPont Integrated Emergency Response Team is staged in North Carolina and is ready to respond with personnel, equipment and supplies once the storm passes."

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