Drake State Manufacturing Center among new building permits

Drake State groundbreaking
The new Advanced Manufacturing Center at Drake State will include two 50,000-square-foot buildings. (Fite Building Co.)

Two new building permits were approved statewide this week for construction projects exceeding $1 million, and both are for projects in Huntsville.

One of those new building permits is for the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Drake State Community and Technical College. Here’s what we know about these projects:

New buildings at Drake State Community + Technical College

Advanced Manufacturing Center at Drake State
Construction is underway for the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Drake State. (Fite Building Co.)

Fite Building Company is the lead contractor for the new Advanced Manufacturing Center at Drake State.

The project includes two 50,000-square-foot buildings consisting of classrooms, welding and machine tool labs, industrial and electronic labs, additive manufacturing and additional academic spaces.

The buildings are single story structures with interior equipment platforms and an integral tornado shelter.

About these new construction projects

Drake State
The new Advanced Manufacturing Center is taking shape at Drake State. (Fite Building Co.)

Thanks to our friends at Southern Exposure Information, we have the list of all new million-dollar-plus construction projects approved in Alabama last week. Each week, they pull together information from building permits issued to get all the details on these projects. You can get access to all of their construction permits right here.

Here are the new building permits approved for million-dollar-plus projects this week in Huntsville:

DateCityBuilderOwner of ProjectProject AddressAmount
09/06/2023HuntsvilleJS Building Company IncThomas Lavelle11515 Gilleland Rd SE$1,215,359
09/06/2023HuntsvilleFite ConstructionDrake State Comm College3401 Meridian St NW$18,449,399

Past permits you may have missed

First Stop new facility
The new First Stop facility is one of the construction permits approved over the summer. (First Stop)

In case you might have missed any of our previous reports on million-dollar-plus building permits issued in Alabama, here are some fo the reports we published in recent months:

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Michael Seale
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