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Jim Waddington (l), director of the Kent Economic Partnership, shakes hands with DSU President Harry L. Williams during the first gathering of the Plant Manager's Association, which met in the MLK Student Center.

  DSU Hosts Inaugural Meeting of Kent County Plant Managers Assoc.


The Plant Manager's Association pose for a historic photo after their inaugural meeting.

DSU served as the host of the first-ever meeting of the Kent Economic Partnership Plant Manager’s Association on Sept. 18 in the Martin Luther King Student Center on campus.

Twenty-three plant managers from companies and institutions in Kent County that gathered at DSU for their inaugural meeting included representatives from Kraft Foods, Chesapeake Utilities, Eagle Group, Dover Downs, Delaware Technical and Community College, Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, Faw, Casson and Co., Edis Company, Procter & Gamble, PPG Industries, Harrington Raceway, Bayhealth, Tidewater Utilities, Becker Morgan Group, PPG Industries, Delaware Electric Cooperative, Kent Economic Partnership, Kent County Levy Court, the town of Harrington and the city of Dover.

The new Plant Managers Association has been formed to conduct projects and programs that serve the interests of the manufacturing community in Central Delaware. The association also assists local public schools, technical schools and higher education institutions in fostering a better understanding of the major employers of Central Delaware and their training needs through workforce development and tailored curriculum.

Several DSU officials were in attendance as well, including DSU President Harry L. Williams, who gave the group a presentation about DSU’s highlights and recent accomplishments.