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Solenis Taps Delaware As Site For $40M R&D Expansion

Oct. 25, 2022
Company selects a former DuPont campus to build.

Delaware-based global water technologies company Solenis selects its hometown of Wilmington as the site for a $40 million research and development expansion. Solenis says it will expand its R&D operations to the Chestnut Run Innovation and Science Park (CRISP). CRISP is a former DuPont campus that MRA Group is developing into a hub for a range of life sciences and advanced chemical companies.

The new CRISP facility will provide Solenis with 20,000 square feet more lab space than the company currently has at its existing R&D center on Ashland’s Wilmington campus. In addition to more space, the larger, upgraded site will allow Solenis to add up to 46 new highly skilled Delaware jobs — including lab technicians, scientists and R&D supervisors — within the next three years, according to the company.

Originally spun off from Ashland and headquartered at Wilmington’s Avenue North since 2020, Solenis reportedly has 48 manufacturing facilities and more than 6,400 employees around the world. Solenis currently employs more than 300 in Delaware.

Solenis officials presented an application to Delaware’s Council on Development Finance (CDF) for a Jobs Performance Grant of $552,000 and a Delaware Lab Space Grant of $3.5 million from the Delaware Strategic Fund to support the company’s investment of $40 million, according to the company. Distribution of grants from the Delaware Strategic Fund are dependent on the company meeting commitments as outlined to the CDF, which reportedly reviewed and approved the Solenis team’s request for up to $4.052 million in total grant funding.

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