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DuPont Honoring Troops with NASCAR Experience

 

DOVER, Del. (Sept. 23, 2005) - At this weekend’s upcoming race event at Dover International Speedway, DuPont will not only recognize soldiers recently returning from active duty, but will be recognized for the ongoing support of its employees who are called to duty through the National Guard and Reserve.

DuPont, headquartered in nearby Wilmington, recently awarded 12 members of the U.S. military, and a guest of their choice, seats on the DuPont Monster Bridge where they will watch the Dover 200 NASCAR Busch Series race on Sept. 24.

For two weeks, listeners of Motor Racing Network affiliates, WDSD 92.9 FM (Dover, Del.), WXTU 92.5 FM (Philadelphia, Pa.), WFLS 93.3 FM (Fredericksburg, Va.) and WICO 97.5 FM (Salisbury, Md.) had the chance to nominate a returning soldier by calling in or visiting the respective radio stations’ Web site. The winners and their guests will also make a trip to the restricted garage area to meet Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR champion and driver of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolets.

Then on Sunday, a representative of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Committee will recognize DuPont for signing its “5- Star” Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve. The statement publicly demonstrates DuPont’s support for its employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. It also recognizes that DuPont has adopted polices and programs that are “Above and Beyond” what is required by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

DuPont offers support with pay differential to offset the loss of wages and an extension of health care benefits which complements coverage provided by the military when their employees are mobilized. It also sends the clear message to its National Guard and Reserve employees that while they are serving their country they do not have to worry about their civilian jobs.

The DuPont Monster Bridge, built in 2004, is a glass-enclosed seating structure that suspends 56 people in air-conditioned comfort 29 feet above the Dover International Speedway. The bridge is made possible by more than one dozen DuPont products and innovative building materials including DuPont™ Tyvek® CommericalWrap® and DuPont™ SentryGlas Plus® ionoplast interlayer, a material that allows the glass to sustain a lug nut being fired at it at 200 mph without shattering.

DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

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