LOWELL, Mass. -- DuPont was recently inducted into the American Textile Hall of Fame at the American Textile History Museum.

Currently celebrating its 200th anniversary, DuPont was honored for its contributions toward improving the U.S. standard of living by delivering comfort, safety, efficiency, and convenience to the textile industry.

The oldest industrial company listed on the Fortune 500, DuPont has been developing, producing and servicing products for consumers around the world since 1802. Entering its third century this year with 79,000 employees and operations in 70 nations, DuPont is in markets ranging from food, electronics, safety and security, automotive, and construction to its continuing efforts in apparel and home furnishings.

The Hall of Fame program, now in its second year, also inducted Frederick B. Dent, former chairman of Mayfair Mills, Spartanburg, S.C., and Secretary of Commerce in the Nixon and Ford cabinets; James Spencer Love (1896-1962) pioneer in weaving synthetic fibers and founder of Burlington Industries, Greensboro, N.C.; and Whitin Machine Works of Whitinsville, Ma.