DuPont plans solar expansion in N.C.

Chemical giant DuPont plans to invest $55 million and add 10 employees at its Bladen County, N.C., plant to increase production of materials used in solar panels.

The Fayetteville Works Plant, which opened in 1971, has about 500 employees and hundreds of contractors. DuPont announced last fall that it was reviewing sites in the United States and abroad to pick the best place to increase production of Ted lar, a film used to back solar panels. The company was offered $50,000 from the state's One North Carolina Fund.

DuPont employs more than 900 workers at three facilities in Fayetteville, Kinston and Research Triangle Park. The expansion is part of a $120 million investment the Wilmington, Del., the company announced Thursday.

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