Wednesday, August 19, 2015
US Nitrogen Contractor No Longer Qualified In Tennessee
By Walter F. Roche Jr.
A South Carolina company on contract to provide security services to US Nitrogen had its charter to conduct business in the state of Tennessee revoked early this year.
State corporate records show ASG or A Services Group LLC had its authority to conduct business in Tennessee revoked by state officials on Jan. 14, 2015. Filings say the action was taken due to ASG's failure to file an annual report with state tax officials.
Earlier this week US Nitrogen announced it had hired new security personnel who would be working with ASG, which already was under contract with the Greene County ammonium nitrate manufacturing firm.
In a statement issued Wednesday in response to questions about ASG's corporate status, US Nitrogen said that ASG's status had been checked before it was brought on as a subcontractor.
"When US Nitrogen began its relationship with ASG the company was in good standing with the state of Tennessee," the company statement reads.
US Nitrogen officials said ASG has informed them that they are currently working to renew a state business license "that lapsed due to late paperwork filed during an office move."
"US Nitrogen has been assured by ASG that the company has submitted all necessary materials to the state to renew its license. US Nitrogen will follow up to confirm that the company has returned to good standing with the State of Tennessee and will evaluate any further action, as needed," the US Nitrogen statement concluded.
Tennessee corporate records from prior years list Dann Steadman of Greeneville as the resident agent, while Walter A. Glenn of Conway, S.C. is listed as a corporate officer.
US Nitrogen officials have stated that actual operation of the $200 million plant will begin later this calendar year.