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ations like T.C. Logging.”

He added, “For a saw mill with a dry kiln like T.C. Logging to have the ability to use natural gas, to have that capacity, and to take advantage of the savings is a game changer.”

Shaw said, “I am proud that we have been able to do quite a few of these type expansions, and we hope to be able to continue to do more of these in rural Georgia. Fifty more jobs in a town like Alamo, that’s big deal.”

He noted, “I have a passion, going back to when I was in the Legislature to help rural communities. This is one of the biggest things we can do to help rural Georgia, making sure the rural communities have access to natural gas, just like industries in more populated areas. Regardless of where you are located, you need to have that savings to compete. We are always willing to work with others who are passionate about rural Georgia, like Sen. Tillery.”

PSC Commissioner Tricia Pridemore said that when she reviewed the project in Alamo, it was a proposal in which she was very interested because she recognized the job potential there and what it could mean for Wheeler County. “It just made sense to me. I realized there are real high-paying, skilled jobs there that will directly benefit the community.”

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