Congressman John Carney this week visited FMC BioPolymer in Newark to discuss manufacturing with the employees and management team. FMC BioPolymer has more than 100 employees, including equipment operators, mechanics, chemists and engineers. It manufactures ingredients that are used in a wide variety of food and pharmaceutical products. Its products are used to make tablets, medical suspensions like cough syrups, protein shakes, confections, etc.
"FMC BioPolymer is a good example of the important role that manufacturing has in the U.S. economy," said Congressman Carney. "FMC makes quality products and provides good jobs for Delawareans with varying skills and education levels. We need to making things in America, and opportunities in high-tech manufacturing, such as at FMC BioPolymer, give us the opportunity to do that. I'm looking forward to sharing the ideas and discussions we had with my colleagues in Congress so that we can continue working on ways to help companies like FMC grow and hire new employees."
This year, FMC BioPolymer is celebrating 50 years of business in Newark. The company is also working on an expansion that will increase its capacity by about 25% and increase its workforce.
"The work we do here in Newark is critical to the success of FMC around the world," said Graham Moore, Newark Plant Manager. "One of the reasons we are successful is the quality workforce that we are able to attract here in Delaware. I want to thank Congressman Carney for visiting our facility and recognizing the importance that manufacturing has here in Delaware and across the nation."