Today Governor Jack Markell thanked the members of the state’s congressional delegation for leading a broad-based and aggressive effort to remove the Hares Corner Postal facility from the list of possible closures.


Today Governor Jack Markell thanked the members of the state’s congressional delegation for leading a broad-based and aggressive effort to remove the Hares Corner Postal facility from the list of possible closures.
 
“Senators Carper and Coons and Congressman Carney each say that jobs are their top priority. They committed themselves to this fight and kept fighting. They deserve tremendous credit for this announcement,” Markell said, who directed members of his Cabinet to make clear at the hearing the scope of the potential economic impact a closed facility would have, not just for the workers there but for the business that rely on a major Delaware facility as a means of reaching their customers. 

The Governor pointed specifically to Senator Tom Carper’s critical role as Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security “for focusing attention on the value of the Hares Corner facility and the commitment of its workers.”
 
“Senator Carper was absolutely tireless in his efforts and advocacy for the workers and their families. His intricate knowledge of the postal system and his unflagging optimism that the facility could be saved helped carry the day,” Markell said.
 
Markell also highlighted the employees at the facility, stating that "every single day, the workforce at Hares Corner is working hard to provide services to Delawareans and our employers.  This decision affirmed what we've known all along - their contribution is very important to our community."

Rep. Mike Mulrooney, D-Pennwood, who sponsored a resolution urging that the Hares Corner postal processing facility remain open, was thrilled with the news.

"This is just great news for everyone, especially the hundreds of workers and their families who now won't be uprooted. When I walked into the auditorium for Sen. Carper's meeting with the postal workers, I was blown away by the number of people in attendance. The place was absolutely packed with hundreds of people who wanted to keep their jobs here in Delaware. It's just great to be able to say that everyone's voice was heard and we were successful,” Mulrooney said.

“It’s a great day for Delaware’s postal workers and the thousands of businesses and residents in our state that depend on the Hares Corner Processing facility,” Congressman Carney said.

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