Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Two brothers, one of them the head of Walmart’s supply chain organization in the United States, are the people selling the land for the proposed Dickson County fuel terminal.

Greg Smith of Rogers, Ark., confirmed in a May 20 phone interview that he and his brother Gary Smith own CB Builders Inc. of Franklin.

Gary Smith of Germantown, near Memphis, is also the agent for CB Builders, according to the Tennessee Secretary of State’s website.

Greg Smith said he and his brother don’t have family ties to Dickson County. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville graduate, who also serves on the university’s Haslam College of Business advisory board, said he isn’t well-acquainted with anyone in the area.

He works at Walmart’s global headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., where his title is executive vice president, supply chain, Walmart U.S. He’s one of the approximately 50 top executives at the retail giant, according to the company’s website.

Walmart Inc. isn’t associated with CB Builders or the proposed fuel terminal.

Gary Smith couldn’t be reached for comment.

CB Builders is a Tennessee corporation formed in 1990, according to the Tennessee Secretary of State’s website.

CB Builders is selling a 146-acre tract of a 553-acre parcel southwest of the I-40/I-840 interchange to Buckeye Partners LP of Houston, operating in Tennessee as Titan Partners LLC., for the proposed fuel terminal.

Fred Stevenhagen, a Franklin real estate agent representing CB Builders, told the Dickson Post the sale is set to close June 6.

Greg Smith said CB Builders has a non-disclosure agreement with others involved in the fuel terminal proposal and so he couldn’t discuss specifics. He said NDAs are common in real estate transactions. 

Buckeye/Titan applied for an air pollution permit from the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation on March 27.

TDEC issued public notice of the proposed fuel terminal and opened a 30-day public comment period May 20.

The proposed terminal includes six storage tanks 60 feet high, where up to 100 tanker trucks a day would fill up for deliveries to gas stations. Land acquisition for road-building in the area of homes and farms would be necessary to get the trucks to and from Highway 46, according to documents at the Dickson County Planning and Zoning Department.

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