Sanko North America / T.H.E.M. Sponsorship Celebrated Aboard USS New Jersey

Local dignitaries gathered to acknowledge T.H.E.M.’s USS New Jersey Fleet Admiral Level sponsorship

On Friday, August 19th, T.H.E.M.’s CEO, Neil Kozarsky, and his leadership team were acknowledged for the company’s Fleet Admiral level sponsorship of the Battleship USS New Jersey Memorial. Local dignitaries noted the company’s generous support, as well as 50 years as a local business leader. The celebration included presentations and a cannon firing. The full press release from the event is below.

CAMDEN, NJ (August 19, 2022) – Industry-leading flexible packaging manufacturer T.H.E.M. (Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing) celebrated 50 years in business Friday aboard Battleship New Jersey, in Camden. The afternoon included a tour of the historic ship, flag display,cannon firing and more.

“Friday was a day I will always remember,” said Neil Kozarsky, CEO of T.H.E.M. “Not only did we celebrate five decades in the business, but the team surprised me with a touching tribute and proclamation from Cherry Hill Gold Star mother Melinda Kane, and flag display courtesy of Battleship New Jersey Director of Education & Curatorial Affairs Ryan Szimanski. Plus, I was asked to fire a blank from the cannon aboard the ship – an important piece of American history right in our backyard. It was truly a special day.”

This is the first year T.H.E.M. was a Fleet Admiral corporate sponsor of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, which aims to restore, preserve, and exhibit the history of the USS New Jersey and those who worked and served on it. Fleet Admiral-level sponsorship covers 1,600 general admission tickets, 76 Firepower Tour tickets, four family memberships to the battleship, private tours and more. Dozens attended the event Aug. 19, including T.H.E.M. employees, business partners and other supporters.

“The partnership with T.H.E.M. on our tour route allows us to continue to restore and preserve the Battleship New Jersey so families in the area can learn about the amazing history of the ship and her crew,” said Jack Willard, Battleship New Jersey Director of Marketing and Sales.

Recently, T.H.E.M. was named a Diamond Finalist in the 2021 DOW Packaging Innovation Awards for producing its revolutionary Advanced Hand Sanitizer sachet in collaboration with Amazon Basic Care. The production of this sleek, leak-proof sachet that uses over 50% less material per packet than competitive products is possible only with Sanko machinery, which T.H.E.M. is the sole distributor of in North America.

On Friday, the company donated 20,000 sachets of its sanitizer to the Battleship New Jersey for patrons who visit the historic site in the future. T.H.E.M. routinely donates the product to first responders who work tirelessly to keep New Jerseyans safe through the COVID-19 pandemic and every day.

Willard continues, “The donation of hand sanitizer further helps create a safe environment for our guests who tour the ship, students who experience onboard classes, and scout and youth organizations who spend the night aboard the Battleship.”

T.H.E.M. specializes in single-use stick packs for different businesses including Kraft, Unilever, Pepsi, Nestlé and others. In 2023, T.H.E.M. intends to expand its facilities in New Jersey to meet the growing needs of its single-serve and stick-packaging manufacturing business.


About T.H.E.M.: The company is a unique contract packaging firm that grew from a packaging design-and-innovation business. A second-generation family business, the 50-year-old firm is a leader in designing and producing innovative single-serve and single-use versions of leading brand products. T.H.E.M. operates two product facilities in the northeast. More information on T.H.E.M. can be found at THEM.NET.

Allison Perrine



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