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Clark Gas Co. Propane Cylinder Exchange Plans Thomasville, Alabama, Distribution Operations

Clark Gas Co. Propane Cylinder Exchange, a provider of cylinder exchange services, plans to establish distribution operations in Thomasville, Alabama. The $10 million project is expected to create 40 jobs over the next three years in Clarke County.

The investment will include the purchase of a 50,000-square-foot building in the South Thomasville Industrial Park.

“We have been strategically planning this expansion for many years,” Jack Clark of Clark Gas said. “When we looked at a map of Southwest Alabama, we thought Thomasville would be the best location for our new distribution center. “Thomasville is right in the middle of the multi-state distribution territory we have identified for the future.”

Clark Gas Co. services and distributes pre-filled propane cylinders to convenience stores, hardware stores and major retailers. These cylinders are largely used for recreational or commercial applications, such as for gas grills, gas heaters and other uses. The company also services and distributes larger propane cylinders for forklifts and other propane-powered industrial uses.

“Clark Gas Co.’s growth plans represent good news for Thomasville and Clarke County, which will benefit from new jobs and enhanced economic activity,” noted Ellen McNair, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “This underscores what economic development is really all about — creating career opportunities for our citizens, particularly those in rural areas.”

“Mr. Clark has had his eye on Thomasville and our spec building in the South Industrial Park for a while now,” added Lee Duke, chairman of the Thomasville Industrial Development Board. “We are excited to welcome Clark Gas Co. Propane Cylinder Exchange to Thomasville and look forward to working closely with them as they ramp up their operation here.”

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