So, I was home by myself yesterday eating a quiet lunch when Nick called to inform me that the Flint Hills Resources (Koch) chemical plant here in Odessa that he works at is shutting down--permanently. Whoa! So...guess that means that I'll be seeing more cardboard boxes sometime in my future again. Just so that you don't get too excited about anything, we could still be here for up to a year. There aren't any specific dates set for when everything will happen, and most likely Nick will have plenty of work to do after most of the workers leave (tearing down technology and shipping it to other plants that can use it).
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Most importantly, please pray for the 400 workers who will lose their jobs, not to mention the 150 contractors who won't have this plant to depend on either. Lots of people who are going to be affected by this decision, but the job market is still good here (since we're in the middle of oil fields), so hopefully everyone will be able to find something that fits their needs. In this economy, unfortunately the company had to make the decision as to whether or not this plant would eventually make money...Nick said they would have had to invest millions of $$ over the next few years, and the projection was that they wouldn't make any profits for several more years...ugh.
Hope to see some of you this next week while we are up in KS/MO/NE. I'll write another post when I know more later...
Posted by Theresa Walker at 5:37 AM