DuPont Tate & Lyle Recognized for Leading Economic
|(left to right) Matthew Kisber, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD); Steve Mirshak, president of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products; and Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen during the recent Governor’s Award for Trade Excellence event.|
The GATE award recognizes companies demonstrating expansion in global trade throughout the state. DT&L was one of three companies honored at the luncheon.
“I'm convinced Tennessee companies are capable of competing in open markets no matter where they may be around the world,” said Gov. Bredesen. “These companies have demonstrated remarkable resilience by reaching out to customers beyond the U.S. borders despite one of the most challenging economic environments in a half century. They are leading the way to economic recovery for our state.”
DT&L was honored as the winner in the medium-sized company category based on its global market focus and operational excellence that allows it to service customers globally from its facility in Loudon, Tenn.
Achievements highlighted included investments to increase the safety and efficiency of shipments to Asia and the development of Zemea® propanediol to service cosmetics and personal care customers in Japan and Korea.
DT&L, a joint venture (JV) between DuPont and Tate & Lyle, provides renewably sourced ingredients that do not compromise product performance.