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March 27, 2012

INTERACTIVE: More than 640 permits issued for new homes since tornado

JOPLIN, Mo. — At this time last year, Greg Edster was wondering if his concrete company would survive another year.

“There was not much of anything to do,” he said. “I figured we would have some trucks sitting.”

There are no trucks sitting now, the general manager of G&H Redi-Mix, of Joplin, said Tuesday.

“We’ve added five new trucks and hired some drivers,” Edster said. “We have pulled in drivers from our other plants. Our business is up 50 percent.”

Increased demand for concrete is reflected in the more than 3,900 repair and rebuilding permits issued by the city of Joplin since the May 22 tornado. Those permits now total about $302 million.

The pace slowed during January and February, but favorable weather kept up the demand for building materials. In January, the city issued permits totaling almost $14.1 million; in February, the permits totaled $19.1 million.

Said Edster: “We had such a mild winter we got a lot of work done, a lot we would not normally be able to do. It really helped everybody to continue working through the winter.”

In the previous seven months, construction totaled $268.5 million, based on city permits, for an average of about $38.4 million per month.

About 640 permits for new homes and 2,982 permits for residential repairs and rebuilding projects have been issued since the tornado. More than 73 permits have been issued for apartment complex buildings, although no figures were available for the number of rental units. About 250 permits have been filed for rebuilding, repairing or constructing businesses.

The permits are for all construction in Joplin, not just for homes, businesses and other buildings that were in the path of the tornado.

 

See where permits have been issued to rebuild housing. Search the database.

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