MTNG Brings Natural Gas Service to Captain’s Point Community in DeKalb County

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By Sam Morrison
CaptainsPointConstructionRockTrench

Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District (MTNG) is pleased to announce the completion of a new main to serve Highway 56 and the Captain’s Point community along Center Hill Lake. MTNG had two different contractors working on the Captain’s Point line; installing new main in tough Tennessee rock. Johnson Construction extended a 4” PE main along TN Highway 56 to get to the subdivision . Then, Bush Construction installed a 2” PE main inside Captain’s Point.

Homes in this community will be able to benefit immediately from comfortable and affordable natural gas. The additional 4” main down TN Highway 56 also gives MTNG the ability to serve future expansion in this area along Center Hill Lake. This is just one more way that MTNG supports the growth of the communities we serve. This is what Utility Districts were created to do!

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Nokian Tyres

Dayton Plant

Thanks in part to the ready availability of affordable, reliable natural gas, Nokian Tyres (not a typo that is the correct spelling) announced the grand opening of their North American production factory in Dayton, Tennessee. It is Nokian’s third global production facility and is one of the most advanced in the world. The Dayton factory will strengthen Nokian’s presence in the North American market by providing tailored products and superior service to their customers. It also carries significant local impact to the community: as many as 400 jobs once the factory reaches full capacity of up to four million tires per year.

Dayton Plant
MTNG Regulator and Metering Station

Nokian Tyres roots go all the way back to 1898, when Suomen Gummitehdas Oy, or Finnish Rubber Factory, was established. The plant was announced in May of 2017. Since then, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District Engineering and Operations personnel have worked with contractor Bush Construction to install a 6” high-pressure steel line to the building, a 4” high-pressure stub-out for future use, a regulator station, and an industrial meter set. Dayton Superintendent Eddie Morgan said, “We are very thankful to have this industrial addition to Rhea County; it will bring great jobs and revenue to the county and even to the surrounding area.” This is just one example of the positive impact that our Utility District has in the communities we serve.

Thanks for choosing America’s Energy and welcome to Tennessee!

Information and images courtesy of Nokian Tyres www.nokiantires.com/daytonfactory.