Company to re-open Lee Energy Solutions, bringing 50 new jobs to Crossville!
January 18, 2018
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Company to re-open Lee Energy Solutions, bringing 50 new jobs to Crossville!

PHOTO: Mohegan Renewable Energy recently announced the purchase of the Lee Energy Solutions Facility on Highway 68, which they will be reopening to produce wood pellets out of wood waste for a low cost, renewable heating solution. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor 

tyler@southerntorch.com

CROSSVILLE, Ala. — 50 new jobs will heading to Crossville, after the Mohegan Tribe announced they have purchased Lee Energy Solutions, located on Highway 68.

Mohegan Renewable Energy banner, placed on the building today. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)

The “Mohegans” are a Native American tribe located in Connecticut. They recently created a new division, Mohegan Renewable Energy, to export biomass energy sources to global markets. These “biomass energy sources,” are wood pellets produced from wood waste for a low-cost heating solution.

The pellets are called, “ThermaGlo,” and is a, “wood pellet fuel for home heating which is environmentally sensitive and created from wood fiber waste and untreated residue generated from wood processing,” according to their website.

The Crossville facility will be able to produce 100,000 tons of this renewable energy source per year, in addition to their already existing facility in Jasper, Tennessee. With the two plants combined, Mohegan Renewable Energy will ship more than, “180,000 tons of wood pellets domestically and internationally to major utilities each year.”

**We asked the company where citizens can go to apply, which they’ve stated they will let us know soon. The company had just put the banner up this morning, and had likely not started the hiring process yet.**

According to the release from the Mohegan Tribe: “Mohegan Holding Company, a subsidiary of the Mohegan Tribe, announced today that they have created a new division, Mohegan Renewable Energy, to export biomass energy sources to global markets.

Due to significant growth in output, Mohegan Renewable Energy has recently acquired a 100,000-tons per year manufacturing plant in Crossville, Alabama which, along with their Jasper, Tennessee plant, will ship more than 180,000 tons of wood pellets domestically and internationally to major utilities each year.

Combined, this increase in production will add over 50 new employees in the coming months.

Mohegan Holding Company’s Northeast Wood Products subdivision will continue to operate plants in Peebles, Ohio and in Ligonier, Indiana.

“Mohegan Renewable Energy is poised to grow the renewable energy business and further penetrate the global markets,” said Mark Boivin, President and CEO of Mohegan Renewable Energy. “We recognize the importance of looking beyond wood pellets and have assembled a knowledgeable and experienced team that understands how to build resilient supply chains for the markets both in Europe and Asia.”

“The Mohegan Tribe has long been about more than just gaming,” said Kevin Brown “Red Eagle,” Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and of the Mohegan Holding Company Management Board. “As we continue to expand in all of our diversification efforts, our commitment to growing our Mohegan Holding Company and Mohegan Renewable Energy business is unwavering, and this recent acquisition is a critical step in securing a successful and predictable future through long-term international business arrangements.”

ABOUT MOHEGAN HOLDING COMPANY

Mohegan Holding Company, LLC was created by the Mohegan Tribe for business diversification in non-gaming areas, and currently includes interests in franchise restaurants, sustainable energy resources and manufacturing, and office digital solutions. The Mohegan Tribe was founded on the banks of southeastern Connecticut’s Thames River by Chief Uncas in the early 17th century. After its federal recognition in 1994, the Tribe opened the world-class casino resort Mohegan Sun on its reservation land in Uncasville, CT in 1996.  The nine-member Tribal Council serves as the leadership for the sovereign nation, and also serves as the Board of Directors for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) in regard to the Tribe’s gaming properties and interests.

ABOUT MOHEGAN RENEWABLE ENERGY

Mohegan Renewable Energy, LLC (MRE) was formed in 2018 by Mohegan Holding Company, a business diversification entity of the Mohegan Tribe. MRE provides wood pellets and other biomass products to the global markets and operates plants in Alabama, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. MRE’s core abilities include decades of experience in operations and marketing, and the financial strength and clarity of vision necessary for organizational success, domestically and internationally.

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  1. steve patterson
    steve patterson March 19, 14:52
    hope you sell to the public like lee energh did

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