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U.S. Corrugated of Delaware Builds $80 Million Plant in Dover

An independent corrugated packaging producer, U.S. Corrugated of Delaware will locate its $80 million, 457,000-square-foot, box-manufacturing “super plant” in Dover, Delaware.

According to the Delaware Prosperity Partnership the company was approved for more than $3 million in performance-based grants from the Delaware Strategic Fund, including a Job Performance Grant of $450,000 and a Capital Expenditure Grant of up to $2.73 million. The project, being built on 37.4 acres, is expected to add 159 jobs to Central Delaware.

“The proximity to our existing customer base as well as the opportunity to grow customer base, along with proximity to a trained workforce and key equipment manufacturer suppliers, make Central Delaware the ideal place for our facility, particularly given market segments that are primed for new technology and changes,” U.S. Corrugated COO Jeff Coleman said. “Because we’re also interested in becoming a part of the community, the proximity of Dover Air Force Base would give us a compelling opportunity to engage with those who serve our community and our country.”

“Manufacturing has long been part of a strong middle class, and this is another win for Delaware and for Kent County,” said Governor John Carney. “This brings back to the area more of what I call the ‘new old’ jobs that for years have helped Delaware families put food on the table, pay the mortgage and send their kids to college.”

U.S. Corrugated of Delaware previously had been approved for a $600,000 grant from the Delaware Transportation Infrastructure Investment Fund. This grant would support signalization, entrance enhancements and other improvements.

“Central Delaware is the perfect location for an advanced manufacturing facility such as U.S. Corrugated,” said Linda Parkowski, executive director of Kent Economic Partnership. “With our strong manufacturing base and skilled workforce, we are looking forward to more manufacturers locating to the area.”

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