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DuPont Expansion Will Meet Growing Demand For Advanced Materials

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DuPont Electronics & Imaging hosted a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to celebrate progress on the planned $220 million expansion at its Circleville, Ohio, plant. The ceremony included more than 100 attendees including guests from local and state government as well as DuPont employees and leadership.

DuPont Electronics & Imaging hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate progress on the planned $220 million expansion at its Circleville, Ohio, plant. Event speakers, pictured here during the ceremonial groundbreaking, included (L-R) Avi Avula, Global Business Director, DuPont Interconnect Solutions; Brian Stewart, Commissioner, Pickaway County; Steve Irwin, Plant Manager, DuPont Circleville; Larry Obhof, President of the Ohio Senate; Jon Kemp, President, DuPont Electronics & Imaging; and Donald McIlroy, Mayor of Circleville.

“We remain very excited about how this expansion and increased capacity will enable us to better support our global customers and their need for advanced high-reliability materials,” said Jon Kemp, President, DuPont Electronics & Imaging. “This groundbreaking ceremony is an important milestone and we are pleased to have such great support from the local community to mark the occasion.”

The ceremony featured remarks from Kemp as well as Avi Avula, Global Business Director, DuPont Interconnect Solutions; Steve Irwin, Plant Manager, DuPont Circleville; Larry Obhof, President of the Ohio Senate; Brian Stewart, Commissioner, Pickaway County; and Donald McIlroy, Mayor of Circleville.

“DuPont's plant expansion in Circleville is yet another indicator of Ohio's strength in manufacturing, technology, and talent,” said Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof.

“This investment represents the strength of DuPont and the great working relationship the company has in Ohio and local communities,” said McIlroy. “Pickaway County and the City of Circleville thank DuPont and their employees for producing products that literally change the world.”

The event speakers participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking following their remarks.

The Circleville expansion will build new production assets to expand production of DuPont Kapton polyimide film and DuPont Pyralux® flexible circuit materials to meet growing market demand in automotive, consumer electronics, telecom and defense.

DuPont anticipates that the new assets will be operational by 2021.

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