Navitas Utility Corporation, partnering with Equity Group of Kentucky – Keystone Foods, held a groundbreaking ceremony August 6, 2014, to mark the beginning of the Natural Gas Line Extension Project to provide natural gas to Keystone Foods’ Albany processing facility. The $1,225,000 project will begin at the Albany Gate regulating station and includes nearly 7.5 miles of 6-inch, polyethylene gas main connecting to the processing facility. Several residences may also be served along the way. The project will allow natural gas to support a large portion of the processing facility’s energy needs reducing Keystone’s electric consumption and energy costs.
The event was attended by Albany Mayor Nicky Smith; Clinton County Judge Executive Lyle Huff; Thomas Hartline and Kevin Pearcy, Navitas Utility Corporation; Dr. Robert Williams, Bob Bowers and Donna Roark, Keystone Foods; members of the Albany – Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, officials from the Albany City Council and Clinton County Fiscal Court as well as other community members.