Delaware’s congressional delegation says the state’s sole mail processing center has been saved from closure.
The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service had targeted the Hares Corner site to close as part of the agency’s nationwide consolidation plan.
The News Journal reports that government and business leaders lobbied to save the site, arguing that it would hurt their businesses if it closed.
The Hares Corner processing facility employs about 470 people, some of whom could be re-assigned to jobs elsewhere.
Rep. Michael Mulrooney, a New Castle Democrat who sponsored a resolution urging that the Hares Corner postal processing facility remain open and whose district includes the center, said in a statement last night that it’s great that everyone’s voice was heard.