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              NEWS IN BRIEF                                                                                                  Mickey Brandt


     Comar in Running for                 for an exceptional future.”            Only 20 players from the Rutgers   open to the public. Tutors must be 18 or
                                            The winner will be profiled in the
     National Plastics Award              April 4 print edition of Plastics News.  Scarlet Knights have participated in the   older with a high school diploma or the
                                                                                                                   equivalent and must be willing to tutor in
                                                                               ballgame since 1949.
        Comar LLC of Vineland was named                                          Pacheco started all 12 games for the   Cumberland or Salem counties or online.
     by Plastics News as one of five finalists   Vineland’s Pacheco in         Scarlet Knights and led the team in run-  For additional information or to sign
     for the 2021 Processor of the Year award.                                 ning yards. He was an honorable mention   up for either training or future training
     The other four are MMI Engineered    Hula Bowl, East West                 All American Big 10 player.         sessions call Laura Pistoria at 856-497-
     Solutions Inc., Proto Labs Inc., PTI   Shrine Bowl                                                            6645.
     Engineered Plastics Inc. and Teel Plastics   Vineland High School Graduate, Class  Gateway Seeks Literacy        Gateway has provided literacy ser-
     LLC. All finalists are injection molders                                                                      vices in Cumberland and Salem coun-
     but also have significant additional plas-  of 2019, now Rutgers University running   Volunteers, Offers      ties for 26 years. Gateway Community
     tics operations. Comar was also a finalist   back Isaih Pacheco will take part in the   Tutor Training        Action Partnership (formed and incor-
     last year.                           Hula Bowl at the University of Central                                   porated as Tri-County Community
        All five finalists will be honored at the   Florida Bounce House in Orlando Florida   Gateway Community Action   Action Agency Inc.) is the designated
     2022 Executive Forum, scheduled for   on January 15. The game will be televised   Partnership literacy services department   Community Action Program (CAP) for
     March 21-23 in Naples, FL            on CBS Sports Network.               will conduct two online literacy volun-  Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem coun-
        Comar was founded in 1949, originally   Pacheco is also one of the two players   teers tutor training sessions in 2022. Pre-  ties in Southern New Jersey and also
     as a glass manufacturer. From the begin-  representing Rutgers football at the East   registration is required,  provides services in Atlantic, Camden,
     ning, it had a stake in the health care   West Shrine Bowl on February 3. The   Trained tutors will work one-on-one   Cape May and Mercer counties, as well
     sector, which is its largest market today.   Shrine Bowl will be played at Allegiant   with adult learners who need help read-  as Philadelphia.
     Current CEO Michael Ruggieri’s grand-  stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders   ing, writing or speaking English. The   As a CAP, Tri-County helps low- and
     father founded the company. Comar sold   and will be televised on NFL network.   training courses will be held online from   moderate-income residents identify and
     the glass business in 2006 to focus on   The event is the longest-running college   9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays begin-  overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.
     plastics.                            all-star football game in the nation and   ning January 20 and from 6 to 8 p.m. on   Gateway CAP is a private, non-profit,
        In its submission, Comar said signifi-  benefits Shriners Hospital for Children.   Wednesdays beginning March 16.  community based organization with a
     cant investments in people and manufac-  Rutgers long snapper Billy Taylor will   Each course is held once a week   federal 501-C-3 designation by the IRS. n
     turing assets have the business “poised   also be in the Shrine Bowl.     for five weeks. The training is free and


































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