WILMINGTON, Del.—Chemours Co. reopened its renovated corporate headquarters in the DuPont Building in downtown Wilmington.
Chemours will house about 850 employees, contractors and consultants across 280,000 square feet in 11 stories of the building, according to a company news release.
The company's return to the 106-year-old building, which is now owned and operated by the Buccini/Pollin Group, comes after a 20-month renovation of its interior workspaces.
The renovated headquarters includes 50 tons of reclaimed marble that was kept out of landfills through the company's recapture and reclaim efforts, and each floor includes an area equipped with treadmills with laptop docking stations, product showcases and living-room-like lounges.
Chemours, which produces Viton-brand fluoroelastomers, chose Delaware because of the area's educated work force, close proximity to customers and favorable changes to the state's corporate tax structure, the company said.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, Delaware Gov. John Carney, Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and other local business and community leaders.