New investments

New investments

March 25th, 2012 in Chattanooganow2012

Workers process orders on an assembly line at the Amazon fulfillment center.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

The biggest new employer in Chattanooga since World War II began operations last fall, adding more than 3,000 full-time and temporary workers at new distribution centers in Chattanooga and nearby Charleston, Tenn.

Amazon, the world's biggest Internet retailer, built two 1 million-square-foot distribution centers in Southeast Tennessee and opened or announced plans for three others elsewhere in Tennessee.

In 2011, more than $143 million of other major new business investments were announced for the Chattanooga area and should be completed this year or next.

Life Care in Ooltewah: Retirement facility, $41 million.

ADM: Flour milling, $25 million.

CarMax: Auto dealership, $20 million.

Kalenborn International: Manufacturer of wear-resistant metal plates, $16 million.

Mann + Hummel USA: Manufacturer of air intake manifolds in Dunlap, Tenn., $15 million.

Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries: New company headquarters, $11 million.

Roadtec: Manufacturer of construction machinery, $9.2 million

Akzo Nobel: Manufacturer of specialty chemicals/coatings, $6.7 million.

Gestamp Corp.: Automotive supplier, $3 million

Eastside Utility District: Water utility, $3 million

Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services: Funeral home, $2 million.

LJT/Steel Warehouse: Steel processor, $2 million.

Art Creations: Artist materials and framing, $1.1 million.

TractManager: Contract management, $1 million.

Village Volkswagen: Automobile dealership expansion, $1 million.

ATN Holzel LP: Manufacturer of custom robotic gluing solutions, $500,000.

Steel Warehouse: Steel processor, no investment amount disclosed.

Areva: Engineering and project support, no investment amount disclosed.

Ragan Smith Associates: Engineering, landscape and surveying, no investment amount disclosed.

Source: Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce