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By Josh Presley
A new electric power substation is under construction in Clay County to service to the new tire plant.
The $2.3 million Triathlon Substation, maintained by 4-County Electric, will provide service to the Yokohama Tire plant thatâ€™s also under construction.
4-County Communications Coordinator Brad Barr said that the substation will be located just north of Yokohamaâ€™s buildings on Barton Ferry Road.
â€śThe substation was specifically built to service only the tire plant and and will have an initial capacity of 18 megawatts,â€ť Barr said.
Barr said that planning for the substation began around the time the tire plant was announced in May 2013.
4-County CEO Joe Cade said that construction on the substation, which begin in mid to late March, is in it itâ€™s middle stages.
â€śWeâ€™ll be providing construction power to the site from that substation on July 1,â€ť Cade said. â€śWeâ€™re on schedule to meet that deadline.â€ť
Cade said that 4-County is proud to be a part of this development.
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