DuPont Pioneer expanding in Hermiston

DuPont Pioneer expanding in Hermiston

DuPont Pioneer plans to expand its Hermiston plant, doubling the capacity of its corn and hybrid seed processing facility.

The state awarded Pioneer a conditional grant of $150,000 from the Governor's Strategic Reserve Fund to help finance the expansion. The award is contingent upon the company creating 18 new full-time jobs and retaining its existing 34 full-time positions over a two-year period.

The expansion is expected to create 50 local construction jobs, according to a press release from Gov. John Kitzhaber's office.

Read more at Capital Press.

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