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V& - ace [ .e ,tl - 8. [iqA ,xabi1,3TT3XAD 3qAO 46- CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, April 26 - May 2, 1996 Manufacturers Continued from page 44 fort as a way of creating a market presence, creating wealth and jobs and promoting economic develop- ment in the. state." John E. Renzi, president of the Berkshire (Massachusetts) Plas- tics Network, told those gathered that his network has resulted in a much greater market presence. "Together we are 40 companies with 1,650 employees and a pres- ence. Before, we were just a bunch of small companies that didn't show up on anybody's radar screen. We produce $125 million in local products 95 per- cent of which go out of the area. We see ourselves as importing dollars and exporting goods. We think that's pretty good." The members of the Berkshire Plastics Network began many small companies in the 1950s af- ter General Electric ended its plas- tics involvement. The mold mak- ers and other skilled plastics workers subsequently started their own businesses to make a living and fill a variety of product needs. Renzi said the Plastics Network joins with local educators to make sure that graduates are prepared for the jobs the network's member companies offer. "And we now Pete's Antiques opens on Rt. 9 Pete Green of Lewes recently opened Pete's Antiques on Rt. 9 just a quarter mile east of the Harbeson light. Pete spent a few months cleaning up the former home of Ricker's Adding Machines . an old building that originally housed a John Deere dealership - before opening his doors for business. He uses the store to sell antiques, do custom refinishing, and small furniture repair and is currently open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays when he's closed. Beginning in May, Pete plans to be open seven days a week. When cleaning up the old counter in the building, Pete discovered the name of its builder, William Atkins, inscribed inside the piece. "I contacted my former father-in-law, Stem Atkins, and his eyes lit up when he saw the name inside the counter," said Pete. "William Atkins was his father and was bern in 1847. So he figured the counter was built around 1900. It's nice to be sell- ing antiques out of a building containing some real local his- tory." Pete has been a collector of antiques and refinisher of furniture for many years and said he was glad to now be de- voting full time to a lifelong love. HOUSE DOCTORS HANDYMAN SERVICES * AFFORDABLE HOME REPAIRS I ............ .... ?i ........ ...... ,uLo,.su., i 'x c"s",, s,.v,c, WORK GUARANTEED PROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE Use the services o a House Doctor Handyman There's no longer any reason to call in a carpenter, plumber and electrician when one person con do it all .and at a much lower cost! Ceiling Fans Leaky Faucets Light Fixtures Adjust Doors Storm Doors Pointing Repair Faucets Drywall Repair Chair Rails Repair Tile Exhaust Fans Repair Toilets Vanities Recaulking Bathtubs i Replace tight Bulbs Crown Moulding Electrical Switches Install Shelving Entertainment Centers Hang Pictures Window Valances Carpentry Weather Stripping Plumbing Garbage Disposals Disappearing Stairs Garage Door Openers Install Window Treatments Electrical Outlets And many more! have the only Certified Intern Pro- gram in the state of Massachu- setts, through our network," said Renzi. "We certified 30 people in our first round and 26 of those are now employed. What makes the network work? Openness, coop- eration, trust, respect and respon- sible actions. And when you all get together, leave your egos at the door. As members of the net- work, we put in a lot of volunteer hours in education and marketing. And we're trying to make kids aware of the plastics industry starting right at the kindergarten level. You know, a good mold maker can earn $50,000 to $55,000 per year." After Renzi spoke, Doug Hicks said he felt the intern and early awareness aspects were very im- portant. "Apprenticeship pro- grams are shutting down every- where," said Hicks. "People don't want to get their hands dirty." Jayson Crouch of Kent-Sussex Industries in Milford will host the first official business meeting of the Delaware Manufacturers and Innovators Network. He said the meeting will be held Thursday, May 16 at Kent-Sussex Industries headquarters at 301 Rehoboth Blvd. in Milford. That meeting will include breakfast, a plant tour, and a steering committee meeting. Future meetings will be held monthly at different mem- bers' sites as a means of letting other members know what prod- ucts and services are available. 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