DuPont Valdosta Opens New "Green" Logistics/Distribution
Solar Power to Generate 30 Percent of Site's
Valdosta, Georgia, Aug. 8, 2012 - DuPont Valdosta opens a
new logistics and distribution center today at the Westside
Business Park with 150,000 square feet to be the primary
hub for the site's global distribution of the agriculture
products manufactured at the company's Valdosta crop
protection plant. The facility will include solar power
generation to provide up to 30 percent of the site's
electricity. The site selection was in partnership with the
Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority to promote
economic development in the Valdosta region.
"This facility has been specifically built to address our
long term storage and transportation requirements," said
Ivan Caldwell, DuPont Valdosta site manager. "As our
agriculture business continues to grow, we are in a
position to manage future expansion without disruption to
our manufacturing process."
The $5 million project is part of the Valdosta-Lowndes
County Industrial Authority initiative to develop a
full-service industrial facility at the Westside Business
Park to encourage economic development in the Valdosta
area. DuPont is in the process of expanding their Valdosta
facility, which includes manufacturing new agriculture
products requiring specific storage facilities its previous
warehouse was not able to accommodate.
The DuPont Valdosta plant formulates and packages crop
protection products, including insecticides and fungicides
to protect fruits, vegetables and row crops for growers
worldwide. The Valdosta plant also produces products for
commercial and residential pest control. The site is
located on Rocky Ford Road south of Highway 84. The
property was purchased from the Griffin LLC in 2003 and
consists of 170 acres with 22 acres developed.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and
engineering to the global marketplace in the form of
innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.
The company believes that by collaborating with customers,
governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find
solutions to such global challenges as providing enough
healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence
on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.
For additional information about DuPont and its commitment
to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.