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DuPont Protection Technologies announces winners of the 2013 “Dirty Work” Contest

DuPont™ Tyvek® and DuPont™ Tychem® wearers honored for tackling the filthiest tasks

February 10, 2014
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DuPont™ Tyvek® Dirty Work Contest Grand Prize Winner Chad Grant, Marion Environmental, Cohutta, Ga.
DuPont Tyvek Dirty Work Contest Grand Prize Winner Chad Grant, Marion Environmental, Cohutta, Ga.

DuPont Protection Technologies today announced the winners of the third annual DuPont Dirty Work Photo Contest, featuring DuPont™ ProShield®, DuPont™ Tyvek® and DuPont™ Tychem®. Chad Grant and Bruce Taylor won the top two prizes in the online competition by best demonstrating the many ways in which workers use DuPont™ Tyvek® and DuPont™ Tychem® garments to help keep safe and clean on the job.

To view all of the entries, visit www.tyvekphotocontest.dupont.com.

Entrants were asked to submit original photos of themselves or their colleagues wearing a DuPont™ ProShield®, DuPont™ Tyvek® or DuPont™ Tychem® garment after completing their “dirty work.” The entries were then judged based on a variety of criteria, including how well the DuPont garment and “dirty work” were portrayed in the photo. Chad Grant of Cohutta, Ga., was the grand prize winner, submitting the dirtiest picture of them all, showing how he uses a DuPont™ Tychem® QC suit with a DuPont™ Tyvek® coverall to protect him while cleaning number six fuel oil. Chad’s suits are covered in the messy oil. As the grand prize winner, Chad received a $1,500 prize.

“My job with Marion Environmental puts me in some pretty messy situations and this one was of the messiest,” said Grant. “Cleaning up oil is about as dirty as it gets. My DuPont™ Tyvek® and DuPont™ Tychem® garments help keep me clean and dry, while leaving the oil at work.”

Bruce Taylor of Marriottsville, Md., was the first prize winner and received a $750 prize for his photo of himself and his fellow Howard County workers cleaning a sewage station wet well. Bruce and his colleagues are shown cleaning raw sewage and wearing DuPont™ Tyvek® suits to help protect them while carrying out this nasty task.

The DuPont Dirty Work Photo Contest also rewarded several sweepstakes winners with $150 prizes for their entries. The sweepstakes winners are: Rebecca Knighten of Oakboro, N.C.; Brad Hamm of Clovis, Calif.; Autumn Hall of Gibsonville, N.C.; Tiffany Banks of Sandusky, Ohio; John Zamran of Overland Park, Kan.; Gloria Dornin of Coopersburg, Pa.; and Crystal Redmond of Martinsville, Va.

From sticky oil to sewage, DuPont protective garments help provide comfortable and durable protection – an ideal balance for a variety of industrial uses, including general maintenance, contracting and mold remediation.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

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