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DuPont's Future

What's next for DuPont Washington Works, with the parent company planning to reduce costs?

Officials in the company's headquarters in Delaware plan to cut $900 million in costs by next spring.

Last month Washington Works announced it was reducing its workforce by 150 people, and last week, DuPont sold off two of its non-chemical divisions.

“We know various components of DuPont are doing very well. Other parts may not be. For us to continue to speculate without having very much data, it's hard for me to go out on a limb,” said Jim Kinnett, President of Wood County Development Authority.

Kinnett says efforts have been made to retrain and relocate laid off workers, including helping them start their own businesses.


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