When the Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook went idle, workers were laid off. That sent workers around Delaware County scrambling to find other jobs or hoping to stay on in a limited capacity in their current positions.
For the Ciancaglione family, it means a move to Texas.
The Delaware County Times has a feature story today on the family of six and its impending move to Texas where dad Frank has already settled into a job at a refinery outside Beaumont. Wife Melissa and their four daughters will join him when school lets out.
The refinery went idle late last year, and layoffs followed.
“We’re working real hard to sell the refineries, and its highly likely that a buyer will want the employees to operate the facilities,” spokesman Thomas Golembeski told NewsWorks in September. About 1,500 people worked at Sunoco’s Philadelphia and Marcus Hook refineries.