American Woodmark, a company that manufactures cabinets, is adding 130,000 in square feet at its plant in the Kingman Airport and Industrial Park thanks to growth in business.
"Basically, our company business has been going to double-digit growth in the last few years, even with the recession," plant manager Tom McLarty said.
"We are expanding to keep up with that growth."
The expansion is under way now, with T.R.
Orr of Kingman serving as the general contractor, McLarty said.
The existing building is 187,000 square feet.
The expansion project is due to be completed by next fall, he said.
American Woodmark, which has been at the location for 15 years, took out two permits from the Mohave County Planning and Zoning Department for the expansion project because the work is being done in stages.
Those permits total $3.5 million in value.
This and other commercial development helped to fuel a $2 million increase in building values in unincorporated Mohave County in 2001, said Julie Eddy, a senior zoning inspector.
The values rose to $79.6 million even while the number of permits dropped from 3,325 in 2000 to 2,651 in 2001, according to a report released Friday by Eddy.
Eddy cited several examples of major commercial development.
Among them are:
• Remodeling of the Hamilton Ranch Resort in Beaver Dam on the Arizona Strip, $214,000.
• The new Burnett Storage near Lake Havasu City, $1.7 million.
• The opening of Family Dollar stores in Golden Valley ($327,000) and Mohave Valley ($340,000).
Family Dollar also remodeled the former Ranch Market on Northern Avenue in Butler, and that project is valued at $234,000.
• The Anderson Chrysler building near Lake Havasu City, $1.6 million.
• The expansion of the You Jack Storage near Lake Havasu City, $1.4 million.
• The new Terrible Herbst at Interstate 40 and state Highway 95, $404,000.
• The Park Place storage building in Mohave Valley, $234,000.
• The Interstate West trailer manufacturer at the Kingman Airport and Industrial Park, $1.3 million.
The breakdown by unincorporated area for the 2001 totals is: south Mohave Valley, 1,023 permits valued at $29 million; Kingman area, 368 permits, $13.5 million; Golden Valley, 343 permits, about $7.9 million; Lake Havasu, 212 permits, $10.9 million; Dolan Springs, 218 permits, about $4.7 million; Mohave County general, 487 permits, $13.6 million; and the Strip, 128 permits, about $1.8 million.
The Kingman area includes 52 permits for stick-built houses with values exceeding $3.5 million, 95 permits for mobile homes worth $3 million, 18 permits for mobile home additions worth $115,180, 54 permits for carports/garages at $495,012, 68 permits for patios/awnings at $205,690, 21 permits for accessory buildings at $160,278, one permit for a commercial office at $144,402, two permits for commercial businesses at $202,584, 10 permits for commercial additions at under $4 million and six permits for industrial/manufacturing at $1.5 million.
Golden Valley totals include 17 permits for houses valued at under $1.2 million, 150 permits for mobile homes at about $4.8 million, 86 permits for carports/garages at $951,126, 47 permits for patios/awnings at $179,281, two permits for commercial businesses at $399,841 and six permits for commercial additions at $146,558.
Dolan Springs values include 28 permits for houses at about $1.4 million, 69 permits for mobile homes at $2 million, 65 permits for carports/garages at $809,892 and 16 permits for accessory buildings at $182,238.
The county general area's totals include 99 permits for houses at $7.5 million, 103 permits for mobile homes at $3.1 million, 22 permits for mobile home additions at $179,140, 107 permits for carports/garages at $1.1 million, 77 permits at patios/awnings at $337,644, 28 permits for accessory buildings at $224,958, seven permits for commercial additions at $304,657, 10 permits for industrial/manufacturing at $314,655, four permits for multifamily at $152,719 and one permit for a quasi-public building at $124,297.