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Durocky Road, LLC Host Open House for New Distribution Facility

Valdosta, Georgia – Durocky Road, LLC, project developer for DuPont Crop Protection’s new Valdosta Distribution Facility is hosting an open house Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 11:00 am. Guest are invited to tour their new space in Westside Business Park, 750 Westside Way.

The 150,000-square-foot distribution facility will support DuPont Crop Protection manufacturing operations for crop protection chemicals, which are produced on Rocky Ford Road in Valdosta. Durocky Road, LLC made a $4.8 million capital investment in the project and created approximately 125 construction trade jobs during the eight (8) month construction phase. The new facility was designed and built to DuPont Crop Protection’s rigorous standards of safety and environmental responsibility and constructed to support the installation of solar photovoltaic panels for interior lighting and process energy requirements. Future building expansions will streamline into the new site with an additional 22,000 square foot for future requirements.

“The Industrial Authority is committed to assisting our existing industries with any expansion opportunity to grow jobs and increase the tax base in Valdosta and Lowndes County. Our existing industries make a significant impact to our local economy, and a project like Durocky and the opportunities it brings for DuPont Crop Protection will continue to evolve to more development”, said Andrea Schruijer, Executive Director, Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority.

The distribution facility will employ 10 associates, support the employment of 15 additional associates in the DuPont Crop Protection manufacturing operation in Valdosta and is projected to generate approximately $250,000 in local property tax revenue during the initial ten (10) year period of operations.

About Durocky Road, LLC

Durocky Road, LLC, Principal Doug Griffin, will operate the 150,000-square-foot logistics and distribution facility that will support DuPont Crop Protection manufacturing operations for crop protection chemicals, which are produced in Valdosta.

About DuPont Crop Protection

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

About Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority

The Industrial Authority is an organization that oversees industrial and economic development in Valdosta and Lowndes County. In 1960 the Authority was formed as an amendment to the Georgia State Constitution. The mission of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority is to recruit new industry, support existing industry, create employment opportunities for the citizens of our region, expand and diversify the sources for public tax revenue, and stimulate private investment.

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