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DuPont marks 65th anniversary with carnival

July 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, W.Va. — About 3,000 people celebrated the 65th anniversary of the DuPont Washington Works facility with an old fashioned carnival on Saturday....

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Jul-27-13 10:51 AM

I personally found it ridiculous that the employees had to register everyone that was going and it was basically restricted to people covered on their insurance. We have 3 children, the kids each wanted to have a friend to hang around with. They couldn't take a friend. I guess Dupont was afraid they'd have to spend a little more money on food, if a few extra kids went. Since our kids couldn't take their friends, we just skipped it. Pretty ridicuous!! You had to register online. You had to keep the registration sheet, you had to pick a time when you thought you'd be eating and enter that. Pretty lame...

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Jul-26-13 6:21 PM

Sure did and they are doing away with part of the Polymer dept. Funny, that's who was working the day of the picnic. No wonder they didn't care about those employees.

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Jul-25-13 7:26 AM

One day later than my last post and I hear the DuPont is wanting to sell?

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Jul-24-13 7:11 AM

Century Aluminum had a carnival and one year later the company was gone. Deja Vu? Be glad that DuPont gave what you got

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Jul-22-13 9:22 PM

Perhaps a day worker with Saturdays off? We all know you can't please all the people all the time. But gosh, wouldn't it have been a nice gesture for them to inform the employees of the menu, take food orders from those who worked at the plant that day then deliver their lunches to them. If I worked the 12 hr shift, I'd rather have a delivered lunch than be expected to work 6:30am-6:30pm, go home to get cleaned up then rush back down to the park for such a late, rushed supper.

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Jul-22-13 1:43 PM

Maybe next time the celebration can be planned to accommodate all shifts. Oh wait, it was. The event ran from 2-8:30; everyone had the opportunity to attend. No matter what folks attempt to do, there will always be complainers and whiners. Grow up.

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Jul-22-13 7:21 AM

Paid them, duh.. that's a given.

If I am not mistaken, the reference was made in regard to the shift workers. When they plan events on weekends, it caters to the straight day employees and usually excludes them. Shift (production) workers are the backbone of the plant.

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Jul-21-13 10:07 PM

Good question KarenLutz!

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Jul-21-13 9:42 PM

So what did they do for the workers, that was keeping the Plant running during the Anniversary?

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Jul-21-13 7:28 AM

Nice of Du Pont to have it while the County Fair was going on..

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