The Chattanooga building inspection department issued 178 building permits in October for building starts valued at $19.2 million. The biggest projects:
1 Akzo Nobel SPG LLC, addition to its specialty chemical plant at 903 Mueller Ave., $6.7 million by Jake Marshall LLC
2 Archer Daniels Midland, 30,000-square-foot assembly expansion for new plant at 3063 Hickory Valley Road, $2.54 million by H&M Co.
3 Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, third floor remodeling at 1 Siskin Drive, $1.7 million by
4 New Family Dollar Store at 5000 Brainerd Road, owned by Matt McGauley, $415,000 by Berry Construction Co.
5 Orthodontist Dr. Dennis Standifer office in the Oasis Park at 1738 Hamill Road, $400,000 by Gentech Construction Co.
Source: Chattanooga Department of Public Works, October 2011 building permits
Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...