DuPont™ is a major manufacturer of a wide range of consumer and industrial-based products. The company is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and employs over 60,000 people in 80 countries. Annual revenues exceed $34 billion. Fortune 500 lists DuPont as the 86th largest U.S. industrial/service corporation. DuPont's stated mission is to be the world's most dynamic science company, creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, and healthier life for people everywhere. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company is traded on the NYSE under the DD ticker symbol.
DuPont's reputation extends to multiple fields; it created the brand names Corian®, Kevlar®, Teflon®, Tyvek® and Pioneer Brand Seeds. The company began experimenting with synthetic fibers in 1909 and commercialized nylon in 1938. Today, the residential nylon flooring division employs close to 300 people. DuPont's trademarked laminate flooring is registered as DuPont Real Touch® and includes hardwood, slate, stone, and ceramic styles. Laminate products are covered by a 50-year limited wear warranty. DuPont's Sorona® is a triexta polyester branded in 2000 that is used in the carpet manufactured by Mohawk Industries. DuPont also has two lines of vinyl flooring: Elevations and Aspirations.
DuPont began operating in the United States in 1802 as a gunpowder and explosives company, founded by Eleuthere Irenee du Pont de Nemours. In the early 20th century, the firm expanded to become a multinational materials and energy company. It remains a leading chemical manufacturer. In 2005, Business Week Magazine ranked DuPont number one as the best-practices leader for cutting its carbon gas emissions by 65%. Since 1991, the DuPont Carpet Reclamation effort has recycled more than 60 million pounds of carpet.
The DuPont flooring lines are offered exclusively by Home Depot. Home Depot provides samples of flooring styles on request. Consumers can contact a DuPont flooring representative by email or telephone for information on specific flooring styles.