Mar 10, 2022

Phipps Bend Industrial Park Makes Improvements to Distribution System

Another project being worked on in Phipps Bend Industrial Park is to have Lot 17 classified as a Select Tennessee Certified Site

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Phipps Bend Industrial Park has made progress including expansions, site preparation and improvements to the water system.

The Industrial Development Board has been working to improve the water distribution system within the park, located in Kingsport, Tennessee, according to Rebecca Baker, executive administrative coordinator for the Hawkins County IDB, reported Times News.

In 2021 Techni-Glass did an expansion that added two shipping docks and a building, which is 60 by 200 feet. This aims to prevent one leak from impacting the park. 

“We are working towards having new valves and looping installed in Phipps Bend,” Baker said, reported Times News. “This is to help ensure if there is a water leak that the entire industrial park would not be affected. We could contain the leak to a particular industry or area.”

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Kingsport also did a traffic count for Phipps Bend Industrial Park, so the park will start looking for funding to improve road conditions due to its high traffic volume.

Another project being worked on in Phipps Bend Industrial Park is to have Lot 17 classified as a Select Tennessee Certified Site, reported Times News. This means it must have a minimum of 20 developable acres with utilities on site, completed boundary surveys and topographic maps, and geotechnical analysis. 

“The Select Tennessee Certified Sites program markets the site to a targeted group of site selection consultants and business leaders in the Tennessee’s Key Industry Clusters,” Baker said, reported Times News. “Before you can become a Tennessee Certified Site, the site must be shovel-ready, which is the process we are in at the moment.”

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