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Employee assists several of the in-house depts. Alfred Sanzari Enterprises' Wagner celebrates 35th year
REATER READING, PA — Berks PPE Re- source Network has A message from Jim Gerlach, GRCA Berks PPEResourceNetwork donates 18,500 PPEmaterials G
several of the firm’s Bergen County residential buildings. She is proud to know that she helped so many people find their homes in Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ spaces. “For over three decades, June’s dedication and tireless hard work have made her an invaluable member of the Sanzari team and someone we consider a member of our extended family,” said David Sanzari , president of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises. “We are very fortunate to have had someone like June on our team for the past 35 years and thank her for her continued contribu- tions to our company.” Wagner added, “Working for three generations of Sanzari family leadership, it is clear to me why this company has thrived over the past 75 years. Their emphasis on kindness and compassion in their ap- proach to each aspect of their business drives every employ- ee to be their best and deliver tremendous work. I am proud of the career I have built with Alfred Sanzari Enterprises over the last 35 years and I look forward to continuing to help the company grow in the years to come.” cessful project outcomes. The team has worked on office, industrial, healthcare, public, institutional, retail, restau- rant, mixed-use, multi-family, residential and subdivision projects. “Ed is the perfect choice to lead the expansion of civil en- gineering services here in New Jersey and across the North- east,” said Michael Bennett, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s Northeast region, including offices in Newark, Princeton, and New York, NY. “His ex- pertise and leadership in civil land development will be an excellent addition to Ware Malcomb’s robust architecture and interior design services, enhancing our reputation as a full-service design firm in the region.” Wilkes brings over 14 years of experience in the civil engi- neering and land development fields to Ware Malcomb. Pre- viously he served as a senior project manager for ground- up commercial real estate projects across the industrial, office, residential, retail, self- storage, and senior living asset classes.
HACKENSACK, NJ — Al- fred Sanzari Enterprises celebrates employee, June
they are connecting the de- signers and makers with the end-users to allow for feedback and adaptations. Additionally, there is constant communica- tion surrounding PPE requests from organizations, outreach to the community, and new partnership opportunities that seem to expand with each day that passes. During week one of produc- tion, our makers produced face shields using a Mantis 3D Printing template. To be sure the materials were in compli- ance with FDA guidelines, Albright Science Research Institute submitted a request for authorization of the materi- als, quickly receiving approval. Since then, the makers have also expanded their offerings to mask straps, which allow for comfort and decreases ir- ritation behind the ears. The group also created a template for a DIY mask frame, which ultimately led to a partnership with “Making Masks in Berks County,” – the largest volun- teer mask-making network in Berks County. As the group has expanded, sourcing materials and cov- ering costs to provide these materials free of charge has certainly been a big factor. Early adopters and financial supporters of this initiative include Berks Alliance, The Friends of the Reading Hos- pital, and Berks County Com- munity Foundation (BCCF). Their donations at the very start allowed for the group to mobilize quickly. BCCF also provided Berks PPE Resource Network with a fund for people to donate to. That being said, the intent for this group was never to take “business” from our local industry footprint. The mission from the start was to fulfill a temporary gap in PPE, while allowing our manufacturers and knitting mills time to retool and retrain their work- force on creating new materi- als. In just three weeks, we have seen multiple, local em- ployers re-tool and shift sup- ply chains to provide masks, face shields, gowns, dividers, sanitizer, and more. The goal now is to send paying custom- ers and businesses to these “preferred vendors,” while The Network remains to exist to support local non-profits and community-healthcare facili- ties that cannot otherwise pay at-cost. We have been upfront
and communicative with our manufacturing community along the way, and have even provided free PPE to essential manufacturers as they sought out their own materials for their employees’ safety. Many employers donated equipment , f inanc ial re- sources, and materials to the Network. For example, one company donated more than $15,000 worth of 3D print- ing technology. Another local company was able to partially re-open an out-of-state plant to produce filament for the print- ers, while another employer is celebrating one of their engineers who has dedicated countless hours on re-working prototypes for the group. These are just a few examples of our business community rallying around the Network, and our homegrown, All-American In- genuity being showcased at its best. After all, manufacturing is Berks County’s largest sec- tor, making up roughly 23% of our GDP! As the Network continues to evolve day to day (sometimes hour-by-hour), the group wish- es to share their story with other communities in how to get this work done quickly by mobilizing your community. To do so, they have created two videos with core committee members to better help you understand how to implement this in your communities. These videos are hosted on a website, also created by a Berks PPE Resource Network volunteer, which captures in- valuable information, photos, media clips, and tools for you to take back to your key partners. CALL TO ACTION: 1.) Please share this with your communities if they are currently seeking ways to source PPE for your health systems, first responders, and community. 2.) Ask us how to get engaged with Berks PPE Resource Net- work! The Network is actively seeking financial support to continue in their efforts, with no definitive timeline as to when the demand will lessen. Costs include raw materials, equipment, and distribution supplies. 3.) Help us spread the word! We have active social media accounts – please follow along and share as you are able to! Jim Gerlach is president + CEO of Greater Reading Chamber Alliance.
Wa g n e r ’ s 35th anni - versary mile- stone. Originally hired by Al- fred Sanzari in 1985, Wag- ner has been an important
p r o d u c e d and donated 18,500 PPE materials in three weeks o f p r o du c - tion. T h e G r e a t e r R e a d i n g C h a m b e r
member of the Alfred Sanzari Enterprises team over the past 35 years. Currently, Wagner serves as the receptionist at Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ headquarters at Court Plaza in Hackensack. Wagner also assists several of the firm’s in- house departments including the construction and property management teams with high- level administrative tasks. Uti- lizing her diverse skillset, she helped to support the growth of the company’s flagship prop- erty, Glenpointe, through as- sisting with membership sales for the Glenpointe Spa and Fit- ness Center. Some of the most rewarding moments in Wag- ner’s career came through her work over many years with Al- fred Sanzari Enterprises’ leas- ing team negotiating leases at NEWARK, NJ — Ware Malcomb , a design firm, an- nounced Edward F. Wilkes, Jr. has joined the firm as a civil engineering manager in the Newark office. In this role, Wilkes is responsible for the growth and management of civil engineering services for the Northeast market. “With a strong background in both engineering and busi- ness management, Ed will be instrumental in expanding Ware Malcomb’s civil engi- neering services across the Northeast market,” said Chris Strawn , Ware Malcomb prin- cipal, civil engineering. “We look forward to Ed’s contribu- tions to our civil engineering team as we continue to grow our services across North America,” added Tom Jan- sen , Ware Malcomb principal, civil engineering. Jansen and Strawn are responsible for the leadership and expansion of civil engineering services firmwide. Ware Malcomb’s Civil En- gineering team specializes in land development projects, with a focus on efficient de- sign practices to deliver suc-
Alliance (GRCA) is a found- ing partner of the Berks PPE Resource Network. This initiative began as a string of emails between GRCA, Albright Science Re- search Institute, CrossTrainer Mixed Reality, Hamburg Area School District, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of North- eastern PA, Berks County Medical Society, Alvernia Uni- versity, Mantis 3D Printing, Berks Alliance, Penn State Berks LaunchBox, and Goggle- Works Center for the Arts. Since the initial email brain- storm took place between these organizations 30 days ago, 93 volunteers have been engaged, 182 organizations have been served, and 18,500 pieces of PPE have been distributed. All materials have been provided at no cost to the end-users, which includes a large list of healthcare systems, assisted living facilities, private prac- tice physicians, emergency services and first responders, businesses, and non-profits. A complete listing can be found as an additional attachment. The ad-hoc committee of founders listed above used their strong networks and ex- isting relationships to engage partners at many different levels including: the maker- community/3D printing com- munity; engineers and indi- viduals to support prototyping + design; the business/manu- facturing community; relation- ships with school districts and our institutes of higher ed; and local government and com- munity stakeholders. Within days of outreach, the group created a vast network of mak- ers, shakers, and movers, each taking a piece of the larger scope of work. A critical component of this work has been, and continues to be, constant communication. The group built out a private maker group on Facebook, a Slack chat, and holds frequent Zoom Meetings to ensure that
Ware Malcomb adds Wilkes, Jr. as civil engineering manager
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