Out in the Community: AB Group Packaging and Dr. Seuss!


Governor Jack Markell, Senator Chris Coons, Ambassador of Ireland to the U.S. Anne Anderson, Delaware Economic Development Office Director Bernice Whaley, Rep. Helene Keeley, Rep. Mike Ramone, and myself with company executives at AB Group Packaging welcoming them to the 24th District and celebrating the official Grand Opening of their first U.S. plant in Delaware.

AB Group Packaging, a 30-year-old Irish manufacturer of paper bags and flexible packaging products, also operates plants in Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom. CEO Dermot Brady, who founded the company with his father in 1985, promises 87 new manufacturing jobs at the plant by 2017, and anticipates additional growth in the future.


I loved participating in Read Across America Day at the University of Delaware Early Learning Center in Newark. I was joined by Senator Bethany Hall-Long, Director of the ELC Peg Bradley and volunteers from United Way, WL Gore, Burris Logistics and Dow Chemical.

I read my favorite Dr. Seuss book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish to a class of toddlers. I was two years old when the book was published and I still think it’s a classic.

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. – Dr. Seuss

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