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It's a gas; Tifton makes a deal with UPS

UPS trucks in Tifton (WALB photo) UPS trucks in Tifton (WALB photo)
Donna Pate (WALB photo) Donna Pate (WALB photo)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

The city of Tifton is expecting a big economic boost, thanks to a local investment by a worldwide shipping company.

United Parcel Service is currently installing a natural gas station at their packing plant in Tifton.

The trucking company will then pay Tifton to fill their trucks with natural gas.

The city will have to spend about $100,000 to send a gas line to the plant, but they anticipate making at least $100,000 a year once the plant is up and operational.

"Natural gas burns clean and efficiently, and it's just a great opportunity for both of us and UPS," said Donna Pate of Tifton Natural Gas.      

The plant should be operational by April 20th.

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