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    Mattson Development Signs with Summit Natural Gas of Maine

    Largest commercial office property owner in Kennebec Valley based decision on company's commitment to the community

    For Immediate Release: July 8, 2013

    Media Contact: Greg Glynn
    Nancy Marshall Communications
    gglynn@marshallpr.com  207-620-9076

    AUGUSTA, Maine — Summit Natural Gas of Maine announced today that the Augusta-based company has reached an agreement with Mattson Development to supply the largest commercial office property owner in the Kennebec Valley with natural gas service by this fall. Mattson Development owns close to one million square feet of property in the Kennebec Valley and will now provide a fuel source that will allow all tenants to reduce their energy costs.

    Construction crews from Summit Natural Gas of Maine install a portion of the 1,500 miles of pipeline that will provide natural gas service to businesses and residents in Augusta and across the Kennebec Valley.
    Construction crews from Summit Natural Gas of Maine install a portion of the 1,500 miles of pipeline that will provide natural gas service to businesses and residents in Augusta and across the Kennebec Valley.

    "Working with Kevin and his team, we are proud to reduce the energy costs for his properties and give the community a huge economic boost. The work we are completing for his properties in Augusta and beyond will attract more businesses to the entire Kennebec Valley. This announcement today further emphasizes our dedication to bring natural gas from Augusta through the rest of the Kennebec Valley providing an opportunity for more businesses and residents to access natural gas," said Mike Duguay, director of business development of Summit Natural Gas of Maine.

    Located in Augusta, Maine, Mattson Development is one of the largest commercial office property owners in the state and largest in the Kennebec Valley. The company owns properties that include the Central Maine Commerce Center, Social Security offices in Augusta, the Maine Public Utilities Commission Headquarters in Hallowell, the Maine State Lottery building in Gardiner, several properties in Oakland and two recently purchased properties from Maine General Hospital in Augusta and Waterville.

    A view of the Maine General Hospital Building in Augusta, now owned by Mattson Development

    A view of the Maine General Hospital Building in Augusta, now owned by Mattson Development

    "By signing with Summit, in one fell swoop we will now have the most affordable commercial property available in this area," said Kevin Mattson, president of Mattson Development. "One of our signature projects is the re-development of the MaineGeneral campus on Augusta's east side, and I cannot over-state how important low energy costs are. For us this agreement is a major coup, and I appreciate Summit's commitment to this community and to economic development in general."

    Summit Natural Gas of Maine has plans to create 520 jobs as the company continues construction in several areas across the Kennebec Valley. The natural gas transmission and distribution system will stretch from Richmond to Madison and Skowhegan. The company is currently in negotiations with other large customers throughout the Kennebec Valley to bring natural gas service to businesses and residents in 17 communities.

    Summit Utilities, Inc., the parent company of Summit Natural Gas of Maine, operates 20 natural gas districts throughout Colorado and Missouri, and specializes in providing natural gas to areas that are either hard to serve or that aren't being served. These districts represent approximately 36,000 customers, $260 million dollars in assets, 400 miles of high-pressure steel main lines and approximately 1,500 miles of polyethylene gas main lines.

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    Photo of construction by Summit Natural Gas of Maine 

    Photo of Maine General Hospital

    About Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc.: 
    Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc. is a subsidiary of Summit Utilities, Inc. Summit Utilities, Inc. acts as a holding company that owns and operates Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc.; Colorado Natural Gas, Inc.; Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Inc.; and Wolf Creek Energy LLC. The company's natural gas subsidiaries construct, install and operate natural gas distribution systems in order to provide natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial customers. For more information visit: 
    www.summitnaturalgasmaine.com.