Pure Flavor will build $105 Million greenhouse facility in Peach County

PRESS RELEASE
Date:  August 21, 2017
Contact:  Martha McAfee
478.825.7701 ext 238

Company Grants Fort Valley Utility Commission Customer Choice Contract

The Fort Valley Utility Commission has been awarded the customer choice contract for a new company locating in Peach County.  Pure Flavor® http://www.pure-flavor.com  has selected Peach County as a site to invest more than $105 million to build a 75-acre state of the art high tech greenhouse facility and distribution center.  The greenhouse will grow tomatoes and cucumbers year-round.

“The economic impact on our community will be substantial,” said Craig Mims, GM/CEO of the Fort Valley Utility Commission.   “I am proud of the work that our Director of Operations Angie Luna and other staff members put in to secure the customer choice contract.  The Commission being selected as the utility provider for the company is an example of how serious and dedicated we are about being an integral part of economic development efforts in this area.”

The Commission will be the provider of electric, water, wastewater, natural gas, and telecom services.  Pure Flavor® will be built in 3 phases over a 5-year period and will create over 200 jobs.  When completed, it will be the largest facility of its kind in southern United States.

Several local and state agencies were involved in bringing this company to Peach County.  “To say that we are ecstatic about Pure Flavor’s decision to locate in Peach County would be an understatement,” said Fort Valley Utility Commission’s Chairman Dollie Horton.  “The locating of this company in our service area is a great example of what can be achieved when entities work together.”

The first crop of Tomatoes-on-the-Vine and Long English Cucumbers will be planted in Summer 2018 to be harvested in mid fall that year.

 

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GAS DEPT: EXCESS FLOW VALVE NOTICE

New regulations require that Fort Valley Utility Commission educate the Public about Excess Flow Valves as well as offer installation of this device to all our customers.

Excess Flow Valves (EFVs) are mechanical shut-off devices that can be installed in the natural gas pipe running to the gas meter at your property (the “service line”).  An EFV is designed to shut off most of the flow of natural gas automatically if the service line breaks.

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Meter Readers work till 8PM

Notice: Please note that our Meter Reader employees work until 8 p.m. and it is not unusual for them to be on properties reading meters at this time of the evening. Thank you for looking out for their safety!

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Customer Appreciation Day

Customer-appreciation

Please join us for Customer Appreciation Day!

We will have Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Drinks, Gifts & Prizes!

Time & Date: September 26, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Fort Valley Utility Commission, 500 Anthoine St, Fort Valley, GA 31010

 

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Why natural gas?

NATURAL GAS IS CLEAN, DOMESTIC, ABUNDANT, EFFICIENT AND AFFORDABLE, making it the ideal
energy source to strengthen our economy, meet environmental challenges, create jobs, reduce the cost of
energy for consumers, and increase overall security by reducing our dependence on foreign energy sources.
Why Natural Gas?

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Water Quality Update

Fort Valley Utility Commission Water Quality Update

The Fort Valley Utility Commission is aware that our customers may have become more concerned with
water quality issues in response to recent news regarding the water quality issue in Flint,
Michigan. We would like to ensure our customers that our drinking water is safe and continuously
monitored to ensure the safety of our water for all of our customers. The men and women of the Fort
Valley Utility Commission work extremely hard for the safety and comfort of all
of our customers.  Click here to read the full article.

 

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Governor Nathan Deal signs HB 767 “Move Over for Linemen Bill”

 

 

      Jason Johnson (Lineman), Angie Luna (Director Of Operations),
and Mike Massengale (Lineman) represented Fort Valley Utility Commission
         today at the Georgia State Capitol for the signing of HB 767
              “Move Over for Linemen Bill” by Governor Nathan Deal.

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