dupont celebrates 200 years
Congratulations to the Dupont Company on its 200th anniversary. The company was founded in 1802 as a manufacturer of gunpowder, just outside of the City of Wilmington. Dupont has always been active in helping the people of Delaware, whether through charitable giving, community involvement, or partnerships with the University of Delaware. The Wilmington News Journal ran a special spread on Dupont this Sunday covering the past, present, and future of the chemical company in the First State. Dupont is the oldest industrial company on the Fortune 500, and the oldest in the Dow Jones industrial average.