Construction is scheduled to begin in September on a new compressed natural gas refueling station in Stark County.
The facility with four refueling spots open to the public is planned by the Dover-based Kimble Companies.
It would be the second public CNG refueling spot in Stark County.
The facility could open by late October, pending final approval of building plans, said company spokesman Keith Walker.
It would be located at 1511 Shepler Church Road SW on the border between Canton and Canton Township, he said.
It is close to Interstate 77 near the Cleveland Avenue S. exit, he said.
The CNG facility would also be used by up to 56 of the Kimble Companies trucks at the same time, he said.
They would hook into the refueling system overnight, he said.
At present, between 30 and 35 of the company’s CNG trucks based in Stark County refuel at the Stark Area Transit Authority garage off Gateway Blvd. SE.
That is also the only existing CNG refueling station in Stark County.
The rest of the company trucks to use the facility will come from Twinsburg Township in northern Summit County where Kimble has facilities, Walker said.
The number of Kimble trucks refueling at the new station is projected to grow to 78 trucks within a few years, he said.
The Kimble Companies have an additional 30 new CNG trucks on order, he said.
At present, the company has 85 CNG fueled vehicles among its 260 trucks, Walker said.
He said he was unable to provide a price estimate on the project.
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