Plainview Outdoor Advertising to build LED sign factory in Chattanooga

Staff photo by Dave Flessner / Hamilton County officials join with leaders of Plaiview LED to break ground on a new 10,000-square-foot assembly plant off of Bonny Oaks Drive.

A decade ago during a convention in Las Vegas for his Plainview Outdoor Advertising Co., Todd Plain took notice of the new LED signs being introduced at the trade show and determined to make sure he was part of that digital future.

"I really liked what I saw and felt like at that point this is where it is all going in signage and sure enough we were correct in that," Plain said Tuesday during a groundbreaking ceremony for one of America's first LED assembly plants in Chattanooga. "We learned the business, made contacts with suppliers all over the world and we've had over 600% growth in the past couple of years."

Eight years after selling his first electronic LED signs assembled overseas, the Chattanooga-based Plainview LED sign company announced Tuesday it will begin assembling its electronic displays in Chattanooga early next year in a 10,000-square-foot factory the company plans to build off of Bonny Oaks Drive.