Project: Southern Champion Tray Wellness Center renovation
Owner: Southern Champion Tray
Location: 220 Compress St.
Size: 5,000 square feet
Contractor: Sexton Construction Corporation
Scope: This two-story wellness center will double in size and be open 24/7 to Southern Champion Tray's employees and their families. The facility will include racquetball and basketball courts, treadmills, cardio machines and strength training equipment. The company plans eventually to bring in a personal trainer and make the facility a one-stop-shop for employee health.
History: The building is almost 30 years old and this renovation has been in the works for several years. "We did a minor self-renovation several years ago with volunteers over the weekends where we pulled up old flooring and added a fresh coat of paint and once we did that, the usage really picked up," said Jonathan Pappas, safety and quality manager. "People are really excited about it. I think the employees will be chomping at the bit to use it."
Timeline: The construction is scheduled to be finished by April 1.
Shelly Bradbury covers police and crime in Chattanooga and Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She's been with the paper since 2012, working first as an intern and then as a business reporter. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint ...