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SUN TO BUILD NEW CYCLOHEXANE PLANT AT MARCUS HOOK

 PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Company, Inc. (NYSE: SUN) said it will begin construction early in 1994 of a 34-million-gallon-a- year cyclohexane plant at its Marcus Hook, Pa., refinery.
 "The decision to build this plant is part of the company's strategy of growth in selected chemical markets," said J. Greg Driscoll, Sun's Chemicals vice president. Cyclohexane is used in the manufacture of nylon.
 Driscoll said that the benzene feedstock for the plant will come from the previously announced expansion of benzene production at Marcus Hook. He said the benzene and cyclohexane projects, jointly known as the Northeast Aromatics Project, will be undertaken together and that startup is targeted for the end of 1994. Driscoll also noted that the plant will build on Sun's strong position as a major chemical manufacturer in the Northeast and on the competitive advantage the company's Northeast location gives it in supplying products to that market.
 Estimated cost of the combined project is $65 million, and an estimated 250 jobs will be generated in the Delaware Valley during the year-long construction period. Fluor Daniel has been selected as the principal contractor.
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