DuPont Company, Chestnut Run management training materialsCreation: 1963 Creation: 1990
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The DuPont Company opened the Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory in 1954 near Wilmington, Delaware, as a research facility to test the effects of normal wear and tear on DuPont's line of synthetic fibers and fabrics. This small collection consists of two management training course materials.
- Creation: 1963
- Creation: 1990
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Chestnut Run Laboratories (Organization)
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). The company began with the production of gunpowder. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry and synthetic materials. By 1926, DuPont officially dissolved the powder production unit, although it had already been inactive for many years.
DuPont's Chestnut Run Laboratories were opened in 1954 near Wilmington, Delaware. The first laboratory was the Textile Research Laboratory, whose purpose was to test the effects of normal wear and tear on DuPont's line of synthetic fibers and fabrics. The 165-acre complex went on to house eight laboratories and an administration building. The eight service and research laboratories were: the Textile Research Laboratory, Polychemicals Sales Services Laboratory, Elastomers--Freon Products Laboratory, Film Service Laboratory, Pigments Laboratory, Electrochemicals Laboratory, Sales Technical Laboratory of Industrial & Biochemicals Department, and the Plastics Technical Services Laboratory.
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This small collection consists of two management training course materials. The "Works Engineering Training Program: Discussion of an Individual's Performance" contains five sections: superior-subordinate relationship; preparation for discussion; listening; techniques (responding); and cases (hypothetical examples). The materials were created by DuPont's Employee Relations Department from 1957 to 1963. The second training, presented by the Federal Quality Institute in 1990, is titled "Total Quality Management." The course materials are organized into five sessions on the following topics: setting the stage and achieving customer satisfaction; giving everyone responsibility for quality; making continuous improvements; implementing total quality management; and Federal Quality Institute services and course evaluation.
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