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Dennis Forney photo Among those attending the first meeting of the Delaware Manufacturers and Innovators Network were (l-r) Doug Hicks of CHPT which manufacturers oil-less pumps and other prod- ucts in Lewes; John Renzi, president of Berkshire Plastics Network; Joe LoBiondo Jr. of Net- co which hopes to manufacture ozone machines and negative ionizers in Lewes; Ken Orr of Atlantis Industries in Milton, manufacturers of molded plastic items; Joe LeBiondo St. of Net- co; and Jayson Crouch of Kent-Sussex Industries in Milford. Lower Delaware manufacturers networking to boost business By Dennis Forney In an effort to improve their lot in Sussex and Kent counties, some downstate manufacturers are join- ing the Delaware Manufacturers and Innovators Network. A number of them met Tuesday morning, April 23 at Rehoboth Beach Country Club to get the ball rolling. "Our goal is to work collective- ly to bring commerce downstate," Doug Hicks told a crowd of about 40 gathered for the meeting. Hicks is president of CHIT Inc. which manufactures oil-less water pumps in Lewes as well as a vari- ety of other custom machine prod- ucts. "We think networking will help with education, economic growth and awareness of resource avail- ability. What manufacturers are located in downstate Delaware and what products or services can I get from someone close by? By working together we may be able to enhance everyone's business and economic base. Restaurants and the tourism business get help from chambers of commerce but none really represent manufactur- ers," said Hicks. Ken Orr, vice president of At- lantis Industries in Milton, said one of the goals of the group is to prepare a list of manufacturers and include them in a catalogue. Atlantis Industries deals in mold- ed plastics and manufacturers a wide line of plastic cups from 8 ounce to 32 ounce in size. Dave Frechman, president of the Delaware Innovation Fund Spend your free time relaxing, not cleaning Professional staff Completely reliable Satisfaction guaranteed Linen too! 00IAL & RESlD00TIAL We supply paper )roducts at discount rates that will help cleaning bill. which has $3 million for emerging young companies, told those gath- ered that he is looking to open an office soon at Del Tech in Georgetown. "We want to help fn'ms with funding and identifying strategic strengths," said Frech- man. "We see the networking el- Continued on page 46 12 PORT LEWES If you've been waiting for the pices on beach homes to drop, this will amaze you. This fumished 3 BR, 21/2 BA condo, has great water views up to the Delaware Bay, LR w/FP, dining area, eat-in kitchen, 2 decks and covered parking for 2 only $181,900. Rental income is $950/week in the summer months. Great investment property. Collect all the summer rental if you buy now. COUNTY ROAD 275 4.7 prime aces, near the beaches. Existing 3 BR, 11/2 BA farm house needs gutting. Possible subdivision to six lots. Land lease till crops can be removed. $1,,000. r" DOUGLAS C. HEDLEY BUILDER, INC. "11 RD. 1, Box 139D, Lewes, DE 19958 Roofing Siding Porches Decks Small Repairs Additions & Major Renovations Replacement Windows Serving the Lewes - Rehoboth area Licensed & Insured Member of BBB & Lewes Chamber CALL US FOR AN ESTIMATE (302) - 945-4122 INDIAN RIVER POWER WASH Specializing in Washing & Waxing of Homes and Mobile Homes -MOBILE HOME WASH & WAX Single Wide $59.95 Double Wide $69.95 -Fibered Mobile Home Roof Coating (14x70) Make Your Deck Look Like New Deck Cleaning Water Proofing Wood Preservative Treatments Available SPECIALS END APRIL 30TH Labor & Materials $119.95 Glenn A. Levering, Sr. 302-645-5563 Lg HERRING CREEK ESTATES Country living in a waterfront community. Large private lot with a 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA Colonial home. Formal dining room, separate living room, family room off of the kitchen, 2 car + garage and more for only $145,000. WHERE CAN YOU FIND... ...a home for $11,900? This mobile home is in a quiet park and has 2 BR and 2 BA. Short drive to beaches. Won't last long.