Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Hook

The Hook


Mission accomplished -- destroying a once-thriving community in Delaware County:

Sunoco Inc. chief executive Lynn L. Elsenhans will step down March 1, marking the end of the Philadelphia oil company's tumultuous four-year makeover from a manufacturer into a pared-down retailer and transporter of fuel....

Her efforts to reign in costs and to exit the iconic business that has defined Sunoco since it opened the Marcus Hook refinery in 1902 won plaudits from investors, but angered many employees and community leaders.

"She was brought here to do something, she did it and now she's going," said Jim Savage, president of United Steelworkers Local 10-1, which represents workers at the Philadelphia refinery. "I know a couple thousand people who wouldn't mind helping her pack."

Count me in!


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