$3 Million in State Funding for Celotex, Suncoco Properties

SUNBURY – Significant grant funding is heading toward two major properties in Northumberland County. State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108th, Sunbury) and State Senator John Gordner (R-27th, Berwick) announced Monday the Celotex site in Sunbury and Sunoco Northumberland have received RACP grants, which were both approved by Governor Tom Wolf.

They say the Celotex site along Susquehanna Avenue in Sunbury is receiving $2 million. That funding will be used for developing infrastructure of the property and getting it prepared for a new owner – including water, sewer and gas upgrades, and the ability to install a traffic light and add rail lines.

The lawmakers also say $1 million is heading to the Sunoco site in Point Township, also to fully develop the property. Representative Culver says Button Holdings, Inc., with the assistance of SEDA-COG, successfully applied for funds to assist in the construction of a new rail-served propane/butane terminal. Currently, the area obtains propane and butane by having it trucked in from outside sources.

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