Business Briefs: Firm renews building lease

Business Briefs: Firm renews building lease

February 21st, 2014 by Associated Press and Staff Report in Business Around the Region

Firm renews building lease

Baker Donelson, the state's largest law firm, has entered into a multiyear agreement to renew the lease and renovate its space in the Republic Centre. The Chattanooga law firm will modernize its 37,440 square feet of office space in the office tower owned by the Jim Berry Co. The renovated space will include a state-of-the-art conference center and will accommodate at least 55 attorneys, up from the current capacity of 43 attorneys.

"Our goal was to optimize the utility of the office space and allow for growth while decreasing the amount of square footage per attorney and improving overall financial performance," said Russell W. Gray, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Chattanooga office.

Mattex sets hiring fair

The Georgia Department of Labor will conduct a job fair for Mattex from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. on March 5 at the Murray Parks and Recreation Center in Chatsworth. Ga. The mass recruitment event is designed to help Mattex, which is building a $60 million carpet backing plant in Murray County and will hire 200 workers.

The company is hiring all types of workers, including managerial, technical, maintenance and production specialists. Mattex is also hiring for several upper-level positions, including an IT administrator, a weaving and beaming department manager and an extrusion department manager.