• 72°

Piedmont Natural Gas closing its North Main Street office

By Steve Huffman
Salisbury Post
Piedmont Natural Gas is closing its Salisbury business office at 501 N. Main St.
In a letter mailed to customers, company officials announced that the office will close May 30.
Customers who previously paid their bills at the office have a number of options as to how to pay them in the future. Those options include paying online, through the mail or through bank drafts.
Customers who want to continue paying their bills in person may do so at a pair of “authorized pay stations” in Salisbury.
The first of those stations is at Innes Street Drugs #1 at 112 S. Main St. There is no service fee to customers paying at this location.
The second pay station is at Innes Street Drugs #2 at 1706 W. Innes St. For customers paying at this location, a $1 service fee will be charged.
David Trusty, a Piedmont Natural Gas spokesman, said the office that’s being closed belongs to the company. He said the decision to close it is part of a consolidation of various business processes.
Piedmont has already closed offices in a variety of other towns across the Southeast, Trusty said.
He said that in addition to owning the North Main Street business office, the company also has a separate operation center in Salisbury.
Trusty said having an office to receive payments doesn’t make good fiscal sense.
“From an expense standpoint, it’s the most expensive means of processing a payment,” he said.
Trusty said the building is in the process of being appraised. He said it will likely be sold, but said he had no time frame for when that will happen.
Trusty said three employees will be affected by the office’s closing. He said it’s too early to tell if the employees will move to other positions, be furloughed or retire.
– – –
Contact Steve Huffman at 704-797-4222 or shuffman@salisburypost.com.

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

David Freeze begins cross-country cycling journey in San Diego

Local

Community remembrance events to focus on lynchings of the past, need for justice today

Local

August issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

Local

After 10 days, three hospitals, one diagnosis, Kassidy Sechler will return home

News

COVID-19 surging as North Carolina set to ease restrictions

Crime

Blotter: Police ask for help finding robbery suspect

Local

Three Rivers Land Trust finalizes deal to double size of nature preserve in Spencer

Local

Spin Doctors announced as headlining band for 2021 Cheerwine Festival

Ask Us

Ask Us: Readers ask about Hoffner murder case, ‘Fame’ location

Local

Cornhole tournament at New Sarum Brewery brings out Panthers fans, raises money for charity

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged for breaking and entering, burglary tools

Nation/World

Senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal

Crime

Child killed in Monroe drive-by shooting; 1 arrested

Local

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Dragon Boat race returns after year hiatus

Local

Marker commemorating Jim Crow-era lynchings in Rowan County, racial injustice required years of work

Local

Identified Marine was a Salisbury native, served in WWII

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees COVID-19 cases coming more quickly, remains in middle tier for community spread

Cleveland

Cleveland plans to build walking trail, community barn quilt mural

High School

High school athletics: Male Athlete of the Year Walker in league of once-in-a-generation players

Business

Young entrepreneur learns lesson of responsibility by raising quail, selling eggs

Lifestyle

Historic McCanless House sold, buyers plan on converting home into events venue

Lifestyle

Library’s Summer Reading Week 10 has virtual storytime, last chance to log hours

Coronavirus

Positive COVID test knocks DeChambeau out of Olympics

College

College football: North grad Delaney ready for next challenges at Johnson C. Smith