Technology Center: 909 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08855. Corporate Headquarters: 300 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10022. Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Suavitel and Hill’s Science Diet pet food. The Technology Center provides product research, manufacturing/engineering, design and packaging and information technology that support Colgate worldwide. The company has approximately 38,000 employees worldwide. Its Technology Center has 900 employees.
TWIN Liaison: Linda Crowell, Human Resources Specialist
Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) is a diversified energy company headquartered in Newark, N.J. Established in 1903, the company has long had a key role in fueling New Jersey's economy and supporting the state's quality of life.
Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) is New Jersey's largest provider of electric and natural gas service – serving 2.2 million electric customers and 1.8 million gas customers.
PSEG Power owns and operates a diverse fleet of power plants located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions and has solar energy facilities throughout the United States.
Another member of the PSEG family of companies, PSEG Long Island, operates the electric transmission and distribution system of the Long Island Power Authority, with 1.1 million customers.
PSEG is a Fortune 500 company included in the S&P 500 Index and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for 12 consecutive years.
PSEG has approximately 13,000 employees, who are carrying forward a proud tradition of dedicated service that has continued over more than 100 years.
TWIN Liaison: Lucinda Malmo, Sr. Administrative Associate
Additional Sponsorship: Awards
Wakefern Food Corp.
From a small struggling cooperative with eight members – all owners of their own grocery stores – Wakefern Food Corp. has grown into the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. Founded in 1946, the cooperative today is made up of 50 members who individually own and operate more than 250 supermarkets under the ShopRite and the Fresh Grocer banners in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Wakefern introduced Price Rite stores in 1995, extending the company’s reach into Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Today, Price Rite operates 56 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia. As the merchandising and distribution arm of ShopRite, Price Rite and the Fresh Grocer stores, Wakefern, together with its member companies, employs more than 50,000 people and represents one of the largest employers in New Jersey. Wakefern also distributes products to other supermarkets in the northeastern U.S. and Bermuda. Wakefern was named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey in 2011 by NJBIZ magazine. For more information, please visit www.wakefern.com.
TWIN Liaison: Crystal M. Terry, Associate Experience Ambassador
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state's oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.8 million members.
TWIN Liaison: Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer
Established in January 1999, Infineum is a joint venture of two of the most respected names in lubricants and fuels, ExxonMobil and Shell. With manufacturing, R&D, and business center in Linden, New Jersey and headquarters in the U.K., Infineum USA L.P. is a major worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of lubricant additives used primarily in automotive, heavy-duty diesel and marine engines, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuels. The Infineum product line also includes specialty additives for automotive transmission fluids, gear, and industrial oils. Its customers include oil companies and other lubricant and fuel marketers. For more information, visit Infineum on the Web at www.infineum.com.
TWIN Liaison: Lois Bass, Community Relations Coordinator
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. (JJHCS) provides contracting, supply chain, business services, and strategic solutions to customers and commercial intermediaries of U.S.-based Johnson & Johnson companies, including hospital systems, health plans, distributors, wholesalers, purchasing organizations, government payer programs, and government healthcare institutions in the U.S. JJHCS also engages with customers to provide streamlined supply chain services for our products that seamlessly integrate with customer operations, address shared evolving market challenges to value-based care, and develop innovative solutions that improve patient care and access.
TWIN Liaison: Tricia Lombardi, Executive Assistant
Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery
Bayway Refinery is one of the largest refineries on the East Coast, operating for over 100 years. Its vision is to be the top Northeast refinery – admired for its people, performance, and commitment to the community. The refinery is located on New York Harbor in Linden, New Jersey and is a key asset to the region and the State of New Jersey. This New Jersey refinery is one of twelve Phillips 66 refineries. The Bayway Refinery processes mainly light, low-sulfur crude oil, which is supplied to the refinery by tanker, primarily from Canada and Africa. U.S. shale crude oil is supplied to the refinery using a combination of rail and marine transport.
Bayway Refinery earned its nickname as the “gasoline machine” because it is home to one of the world’s largest Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) units, enabling the refinery to produce enough gasoline to meet more than half of New Jersey’s annual demand. The refinery manufactures other products such as diesel fuel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, residual fuel oil, and home heating oil. Refined products are distributed to customers primarily on the East Coast via barge, truck, pipeline, and railcar.
Today’s refinery is a safe, reliable, and environmentally-friendly operation that is controlled with state-of-the-art computer systems, which economically optimize the operation to provide the most highly-valued products while minimizing our environmental footprint.
Phillips 66 prides itself on being a responsible citizen, and the Bayway Refinery invests in local communities through charitable contributions, community engagement, volunteerism, sponsorships, and civic leadership. They focus their investments in three primary pillars – Education & Literacy, Environment & Sustainability, and Community Safety & Preparedness. Phillips 66 encourages and supports their employees’ involvement in local nonprofit organizations by offering matching gift and employee volunteer grant programs.
Bayway Refinery is recognized for its long history of providing jobs and years of support to the economy and local communities. The 800 plus employees of Bayway work hard every day to make the refinery a safe, strong, viable, and successful facility that can continue to provide energy and support for communities for years to come. By living the Phillips 66 values of Safety, Honor, and Commitment, our high-performing workforce makes it possible for the company to achieve its mission of Providing Energy and Improving Lives.
TWIN Liaison: Mary Phillips, Bayway Refinery Community Relations Coordinator
New Jersey American Water
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people in 192 communities. Over 840 highly-skilled professionals – many of whom live in the communities it serves –carry out the company’s foremost responsibility of providing safe and reliable water and wastewater service to our customers around the clock.
New Jersey American Water’s parent company, American Water, was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey. As the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded water and wastewater utility company in the U.S., American Water employs over 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide services to more than 15 million people in 46 states.
New Jersey American Water takes water quality seriously and has an exceptional track record when it comes to regulatory compliance. The company performs thousands of tests every day for about 100 regulated contaminants, and continuously meets or surpasses all federal regulations, scoring amongst the highest of all water companies. Five of New Jersey American Water’s treatment plants have been nationally recognized with Directors Awards from the U.S. EPA’s Partnership for Safe Water program for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards.
The company works tirelessly to ensure its facilities operate efficiently and meet all regulatory standards. This requires investing millions each year in infrastructure, including treatment plants, tanks, pump stations, pipes, fire hydrants and metering equipment. New Jersey American Water invested more than $375 million in 2019 alone to improve the water treatment and pipeline systems across the state and won a Distinguished Engineering Award from the New Jersey Alliance for Action for an innovative transmission main rehabilitation project in South Plainfield, N.J.
New Jersey American Water also holds investments in the environment close to its heart. With solar installations at six of its treatment facilities, the company has produced more than 3 million kWh of solar energy annually in the past four years, reducing its CO2 emissions by more than 5,000 metric tons total. It also utilizes an innovative water loss management system to keep its lost water average about 10 percent lower than the state average.
The company provides a robust community education and outreach program that includes participation in community events with customer information and a mobile “H2O on the Go” water station, a speaker’s bureau providing presentations to schools and community groups, plant tours and other outreach efforts. The company also partners with Scholastic to bring water protection and conservation education into classrooms across the state.
Named for two consecutive years to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, and recognized for several years for gender diversity by the Executive Women of New Jersey, American Water has a strong commitment to gender parity at all levels of the company. The company is focused on inclusion and diversity, grounded in the belief that it is important that employees and leadership reflect the communities and the customers it serves.
TWIN Liaison: Tina Earley, Major Accountant Manager
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) – a U.S. affiliate of Basel, Switzerland-based Novartis AG – researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative medicines aimed at improving patients’ lives. We offer a broad range of medicines for cancer, cardiovascular disease, endocrine disease, inflammatory disease, infectious disease, neurological disease, organ transplantation, psychiatric disease, respiratory disease and skin conditions. Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives.
TWIN Liaison: Kathleen Hooper, Support Specialist, HR