LIMA — Lima helped celebrate the opening Thursday of Dominion Energy’s new location on 150 S. Jackson St.
Dominion Energy welcomed members of the community for a grand opening and ribbon cutting.
The new $15 million facility is a 14,000-square-foot administrative building and a 14,600-square-foot warehouse/fleet facility. The company has acquired three additional acres of land for parking.
The former location was across the street, but shares the same address as the new facility.
“We got started a few years ago,” said Jim Coon, Dominion Energy operational manager. “The manager saw the need to get out of those buildings because they were worn out.”
The new location is much more modern.
“We are trying to improve our footprint moving forward,” said Coon. “Dominion is set up for the next 100 years. It looks great when you enter the city, and we are lucky and privileged to work in the city.”
Dominion Energy is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy and natural gas storage systems that serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers, according to Dominion Energy website.
Lima Mayor David Berger said he is proud of the new expansion.
“I think the expenditure made a profound difference in this neighborhood,” said Berger. “This neighborhood is now transformed and it’s part of the entrance to the city and it also anchors this part of our community which is really beautiful.”
Senator Matt Huffman, R-OH, who worked on the project, was also impressed by the work done by Dominion and the community.
“It was definitely an interesting project,” said Huffman. “Peggy Ehora was the local driver of this. I don’t think of the gas company as being owned by someone in Akron or Cleveland, it’s a local company. It was a great project to work on. It was a team effort and I was happy to be a part of it.”
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