The DuPont Thetford Mines manufacturing facility is located in the city of Thetford Mines, Quebec. It is one of the two DuPont manufacturing facilities located in Quebec and the only DuPont manufacturing facility in the world to produce Corian® quartz.
Built in 1991 to produce Granirex marble slabs and tiles, the site was the first in the world to use quartz in its finished products or manufacturing process (one or the other). DuPont acquired Granirex Inc in 1998.
Today the site manufacturers a wide range of DuPont Corian® Quartz that are part of the Corian® Design Master Brand. Throughout its history, Thetford site has supported countless non-profit organizations in the Thetford Mines area through charitable giving and employee volunteerism.
Corian® Quartz (formerly known as Zodiaq®) surface brings the best of nature and science to contemporary residential and commercial design. Engineered with pure quartz crystals, beaming with diamond-like radiance, Corian® Quartz is visually striking — and utterly unique.
Learn more about the products we make: Corian®
DuPont Thetford Mines site was recognized for innovation by the Committee on Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work (CNESST) at their regional ceremony in 2019. The site addressed an ergonomic and tripping hazard issue at the finishing line loader.…..find out more
DuPont is committed to protecting the safety and health of its employees, its contractors, its customers, and the people in the communities where we operate. Our goal is zero injuries, occupational illnesses, and incidents.
Thetford site reached over 3 years OSHA free and 6 years without lost time injury.
Corian® Quartz products manufactured at the Thetford site are being supplied across North America for healthcare, public service, and multi-family projects.
Examples of recent projects that used Corian® Quartz surfaces, include Ottawa Inner City Health Consumption and Treatment Services, Northumberland Hospice Care Centre, and activity room renovations at Tall Pines Long-Term Facility.
Over the years, DuPont has supported numerous non-profit organizations in communities across Quebec through financial support, employee volunteerism and memberships.
An essential part of our mission is to connect with people and drive progress through community outreach, education partnerships, and a strong culture of volunteerism. This strategic approach to community impact is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and enables us to meet local needs while empowering employees in the communities where they work and live.
Last year DuPont Canada donated $ 30,000 (USD) to Habitat for Humanity International to support its Homes, Communities, Hope + You campaign in Canada. The funding was provided to Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Quebec and Kingston Limestone regions.
This donation enabled DuPont to directly support deserving families to secure much needed safe and affordable housing and show our gratitude to the Quebec and Kingston communities for their long-standing support for DuPont.
This is the second year that DuPont Canada has collaborated with Habitat for Humanity. In 2019, DuPont provided a financial donation and its employees volunteered at build days for a two-bedroom, single-story energy-efficient home in Sherbrooke, Quebec and a semi-detached dwelling in Kingston, Ontario for local area families.
DuPont Canada’s support is part of the Global company’s overall partnership with Habitat for Humanity International.
DuPont Thetford Mines site has had a longstanding commitment to supporting United Way Centraide campaigns, dating back 20 years. In 2016, the site won the Centraide ‘’Coup de coeur’’ award that recognizes organizations and/or their employees who demonstrate exception work during the fundraising campaign.
Recently, the site again participated in a United Way Centraide fundraising campaign to ensure that people in the local community who were struggling got the help they so desperately needed. Our generous employee donations were matched by DuPont, dollar-for-dollar. The donations collected as part of the campaign were provided to the United Way affiliate in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.
Recently, we welcomed our first co-op student from the University of Ottawa. The first-year chemical engineering student worked with the Thetford site team on projects focused on improving cost and productivity.
We also sponsor the Chemical Engineering Students Society (CheSS). The sponsorship is focused on openingup future co-op assignmentopportunities for students at all of our Canadian sites.
DuPont Thetford Mine is a proud member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Thetford region
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thetford Mines (CCITM) is a network of businesses from various spheres of economic activity (industrial, commercial, professional, service, institutional, self-employed, etc.).
It actively promotes the development of its community while also watching over the interests of its members through the exercise of its dynamism as well as its power of representation and the strength of its network.
"Dupont Thetford Mines m’a offert une belle opportunité d’apprentissage dans mon domaine d’étude. J’ai reçu un accueil chaleureux de tous, et on a supporté mes idées tout au long de mon stage."
Kassie Breton-Blais, Stagiaire aux Ressources Humaines
"Dès mes débuts en 1993, j’ai eu la chance de travailler avec des gens engagés et passionnés dans leur travail. Aux fils des années, on m’a donné l’opportunité de me développer et d’adhérer à différents postes qui ont fait en sorte de me motiver à poursuivre ma carrière chez Dupont Thetford."
Rémy Fugère, Technicien en S&S
Positive and safe atmosphere!
"Travailler chez Dupont c'est pour moi d’évoluer professionnellement avec une équipe dynamique. C'est également de travailler dans une ambiance positive et sécuritaire qui me permet de m'épanouir dans mon métier."
Martin Rodrigue, Mécanicien
"Dupont Thetford se distingue entre autres par ses salaires compétitifs et ses excellentes assurances collectives. J’apprécie la sécurité d’emploi que m’offre Dupont ainsi que l’opportunité de participer à des projets. C’est un lieu de travail où le respect des personnes est important!"
Adriana Castro, Chef d’équipe – Finition
"En travaillant chez Dupont, je m’assure une belle retraite. Nos idées d’amélioration sont toujours prises en considération. J’aime faire partie d’une organisation mixte où les femmes ont leur place! "
Mélanie Perreault, Opératrice de production