Peace attends Groundbreaking for Natural Gas Line

-- Project will stimulate economic development in King William --

CENTRAL VA – Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover) today joined Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling and officials from King William County, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company and Virginia Natural Gas to celebrate a 12-mile natural gasline project along U.S. Route 360.

Discussions concerning this project began in the Spring of 2008; Delegate Peace was an integral part of the planning and development process for this endeavor. A check in the amount of $63,200 for job training from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program was presented by Peace to Mike Broz, of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company.

Speaking to the project, Peace asserted, “Extension of natural gas service along this corridor will immediately impact two industrial parks and position the rapidly growing county to attract new businesses spurring continued economic development.”

He continued, "In these difficult economic times it is important to be supportive of ventures which will generate revenue to aid localities in the provision of needed services for residents.”

Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to his third term representing the 97th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. The District includes parts of Hanover, Caroline, King William, King and Queen, Henrico, Spotsylvania Counties and all of New Kent County.