The development of nylon came through the combined efforts of a team of scientists headed by the late Dr. Wallace Hume Carothers. Seven members of the original group associated with this development attended the dedication of The Carothers Research Laboratory at the Experimental Station of E.I. DuPont Nemours & Company near Wilmington, Delaware on September 17, 1946. From left to right: Dr. J.W. Hill, Dr. H.B. Dykstra, Dr. G.J. Berchet, Dr. J.E. Kirby, Dr. E.W. Spanagel, Dr. D.D. Coffman, and Dr. F.J. Van Natta.