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Pennsylvania Plastics Initiative Director Visits Campus


From left are Jim Shillenn, executive director and CEO of the Industrial Modernization Center; Tim Weston, assistant professor of plastics technology; Frank Sorg, director of the Pennsylvania Plastics Initiative; Larry L. Michael, executive director, workforce and economic development for Penn College; Rikki Riegner, program manager for the IMC; and Hank White, director of the college?s Plastics Manufacturing Center. Frank Sorg, recently named director of the Pennsylvania Plastics Initiative, visited Penn College on June 29 to tour its plastics facilities and get an overview of opportunities offered through the college’s Workforce Development & Continuing Education and Plastics Manufacturing Center, its academic plastics department, and the regional Industrial Modernization Center. Penn College is among the partners in the Pennsylvania Plastics Initiative, which is funded by a $3.75 million U.S. Department of Labor grant. From left are Jim Shillenn, executive director and CEO of the Industrial Modernization Center; Tim Weston, assistant professor of plastics technology; Sorg; Larry L. Michael, executive director, workforce and economic development for Penn College; Rikki Riegner, program manager for the IMC; and Hank White, director of the PMC. (Also participating, but not pictured, was Lawrence J. Fryda, dean of industrial and engineering technologies.)

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