Toundra Greenhouse, an innovative cucumber-growing greenhouse complex in which Resolute holds a 49% interest, is expanding once again. On December 9, 2020, the organization announced its third expansion since its inauguration in 2016. The new $50-million plan brings the total invested in the joint venture’s three phases to $175 million. Located on land adjacent to Resolute’s Saint-Félicien (Quebec) pulp mill, the complex operates using state-of-the-art growing technology and sustainable practices, such as collecting rain and snow for plant watering, and offering polysterene-free packaging for its products. Toundra Greenhouse cucumbers can be found on dinner tables across Quebec. In under five years, Toundra Greenhouse has become a major player in the province’s greenhouse industry. A second development phase began just last month, and construction on the third phase is expected to begin in November 2021. The third expansion phase will increase the facility’s total annual production area to 28 hectares, and allow for the cultivation of new products. The expansion is expected to add 55 new jobs to its workforce of 180 employees.
Delaware-based global water technologies leader Solenis has chosen its hometown of Wilmington as the site for a $40 million research and development expansion.
In response to increasing market demand for its sustainability-focused products and expertise and with an eye toward long-term growth, Solenis will expand its R&D operations with a move to the 100,000-square-foot Building 713 at 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.
Solenis is a global leader in supplying innovative specialty chemicals and services for process, functional and water treatment applications to consumer and industrial markets.
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.
“Solenis chose to build their global water technologies in Wilmington. This week’s announcement shows their continued commitment to our state and workforce,” said Governor John Carney. “Solenis will expand its research and development operations to a 100,000-square-foot building. Thank you to Solenis for continuing to strengthen Delaware’s workforce and science and technology sector.”
more at: https://www.solenis.com/en/resources/news-releases/2022/solenis-expanding-wilmington-research-facility