VOL. 122 | NO. 221 | Tuesday, November 20, 2007
2552 Channel Ave.
Memphis, TN 38113
Permit Cost: $1.8 million
Project Cost: $1.7 million
Permit Date: Applied November 2007
Completion: Target date Feb. 28, 2008
Owner: Studsvik Processing Facility Memphis LLC
Architect: Granville Taylor
Contractor: Inman Construction Corp.
Details: A permit to build a new processing facility at Studsvik's Memphis plant on Presidents Island. The current facility has been torn down and the new one will be built on its footprint, a company spokesman said. Construction on the project began in early November and is expected to wrap in late February. The facility handles volume reduction of low-level radioactive waste and other waste. The Channel Avenue site formerly was home to RACE Holdings LLC. Sweden-based Studsvik acquired all shares of RACE in April 2006 for $27.5 million plus an $8.5 million transfer of operating credit.
9190 Crestwyn Hills Drive
Memphis, TN 38125
Permit Cost: $900,000
Project Cost: About $900,000
Permit Date: Applied October 2007
Completion: Late 2008
Owner: American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Architect: Renaissance Group
Contractor: Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc.
Details: A building permit for an expansion of the headquarters of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. AALAS' property is on the north side of Crestwyn Hills Drive south of Winchester Road and east of Forest Hill-Irene Road.
The organization plans to expand its office space, said AALAS executive director Ann Turner, who added an adjacent warehouse will not be expanded.
"We're basically doubling the size of the (office) building," Turner said. "We're just adding on because the organization has grown in staff size and programs. We're adding 6,000 square feet or something like that."
Turner said AALAS already has hired new staff and plans to hire two more next year. The organization has 32 employees and 13,000 members, including veterinarians and technicians who take care of animals in research labs. The group offers education and certification programs and publishes reference materials and professional journals.
Source: The Daily News Online (www.memphisdailynews.com) and Chandler Reports (www.chandlerreports.com).