ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (CBS) — There was a ribbon-cutting at the first Wawa in Robbinsville, Mercer County, on Thursday afternoon that included a celebration of a longtime employee who broke barriers.
Wawa provided video of their celebration at the new store on Route 130.READ MORE: Ben Simmons' Massive Moorestown Home Could Be Yours For $5 Million
Ari Shiner, who has autism, was hired in 1981 in their Princeton store.READ MORE: SEPTA Union President Releases Video Warning Its Members To Prepare For Possible Strike
It was part of a collaboration between Eden Autism Services and Wawa to hire workers in what they call “supported employment.”MORE NEWS: 'You're Not Welcome Here' Flyers Posted On Northeast Philadelphia Kids Dance Studio
Wawa has more than 700 people currently employed in that program.