Interview with Robert A. Shinn about the history of the Chambers Works property. Shinn describes the changes in the area that took place during World War I, when DuPont's workforce expanded. Also discussed are female factory workers, the beginning of the dyeworks, the relationship with General Motors, World War II, the Manhattan Project, company picnics, the Deepwater Plant, the plant hospital, Thomas Carney's ghost, employee benefits, the trolley line,
Promotional video on DuPont's program on innovation in Management, Approach, Sponsorship and Product. Interviews with several DuPont employees including Bob Brightfelt on management strategies he's implemented, the creator of the PELS system (Personal Emergency Life Support) is also interviewed as well as Bob Davis, Bucky Wellman, Art Teffeau and Jerry Ehrens from DuPont concerning marketing strategies for PELS. Dave Mengden and Norris Tolson discuss the SEED program, a way to provide funding for new ideas at DuPont. Lastly, interviews with DuPont employees Mal Smith and Jay Daigle about their creation of a crawfish bait using plastics.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Brown, Michael (producer), Brown, Michael (screenwriter)
Part I and II. Part I includes actors telling story of creation of chemistry and DuPont products while interacting with panels of animation and film. Products such as auto Lacquer, Cellophane, plastics, Vaclene, Zerex, Zepel, Hyphalon and Freon. Fashion sequence promoting Nylon, Dacron, Lycra, Antron, Orlon. A sequence on Corphan shoes. Part II is a laboratory set with actors portraying scientists. Demonstrations of Freon, Adiprene, Nylon, Lycra, Dacron, Mylar, Zepel, Lucite and chemiluminescence. Performers (Part I): Marc McCrary, Joyce Maret, Pat Stevens, Brent Hickman, Ted Sprague; (Part II) Richard Krisher, David Doucette and Hal Holden.
Weiner, Hal (director), Weiner, Marilyn (producer), Strozier, Henry (narrator), Screenscope, inc. (producer)
DuPont produced video about the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer and efforts by the scientific community to identify, diagnose, and understand the issue. Historical background and use of CFCs. Discovery of the environmental impact of CFCs.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Woolard, Edgar S., 1934- (speaker)
Ed Woolard, President, Chief Operating Officer, (Fibers Vice President 1981-1983) addresses employees about successful year. Also includes roundtable discussion with Vice Presidents/General Managers of Textile Fibers from various years including Michael Allan, Les Sinness, Dave Barnes, Bob Blair, Bob Forney, Howard Swank, Jim Kearns,
Film explains new process of extracting copper without physically mining the ore and waste. Panel with Maxy Anderson, President of Ranchers Exploration and Development Company; Jim Todd, Development Manager, Minerals Section, DuPont Polymer Intermediates Department and Harold Carluvato, National Sales Manager, Explosives Products Division, DuPont.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Thompson, H.C. (host)
Host gives demonstration of various chemicals & chemical products created from petroleum by DuPont such as polyethylene film, Freon 12, fabrilite, Dulux refrigerator enamel, zitel, Lucite and alathon polyethylene resin plastics, Mylar and latex rubber.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Greenberg, Neil (screenwriter), Widger, George (producer), Knappe, David G. (director), Hammond, Judy (actor), Walls, H. Michael (actor)
Parody of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' depicting the history of the DuPont Chambers Works Dye Plant. Recreated historical footage of Meta Kellog, A.D. Chambers and Oscar Raymond Jackson. Products such as Freon, Suva, Neoprene and Teflon are mentioned. Also shown is Charlie Pederson, DuPont scientist who received the Nobel Prize. Thomas Carney's ghost explains the company's community spirit. Begins with a five minute graphic 'Next Voyage'
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834. (depicted), Creative Communications/External Affairs Department (producer)
Video promoting the importance of safety throughout the DuPont company. Opens and closes with reenactment of E.I. du Pont at original site of company. Voices of Jim McCaffrey, Mine Foreman, Consol Bailey Mine; Tom Dujmovich, Survey Consultant, Safety and Occupational Health; Claude L. Mount, Superintendent, Philadelphia Electric Company, are used within video. Highlights Corporate safety and Occupational Health Department.