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Think INC: Branch Technology Builds the Future

Chattanooga-based company, Branch Technology is pushing the boundaries of construction and sustainable structures through a unique 3D printing process called Cellular Fabrication (C-Fab). 

Platt Boyd, Founder and CEO of Branch Technology, hatched the idea for the company after creating his first structure with a 3D-printing pen. He landed in Chattanooga in 2014 thanks to GigTank, a CO.LAB-backed business accelerator program that aids startups.  

After completing GigTank, Boyd and his team moved their operations to the INCubator at the Hamilton County Business Development Center (BDC), a Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce program that helps startup businesses get their companies off the ground.  

Starting with only four employees at the INCubator in 2015, Branch Technology has expanded its operations to a 50,000-square-foot facility with 45 employees. 

The company recently built the world’s first 3D-printed, commercial building facade for Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union’s Chattanooga branch and is working to build out of this world structures through a NASA partnership.  

From an idea to a record-breaking company, Branch Technology is making major headway in the Chattanooga construction industry, sustainably building projects and structures that complement the beauty and ingenuity of the Scenic City. Their continued growth and innovative creations will launch them forward and change the dynamic and understanding of construction today.  

Branch Technology is reaching for the stars while keeping an eye on sustainability and efficiency for structures here on earth.

Learn more about Branch Technology here, and watch Branch Technology CEO, Boyd, talk through their experience at the INCubator through the video below:

Think INC is a series of success stories from INCubator companies past and present. Chattanooga’s INCubator — the largest business incubator in the state of Tennessee and the third largest in the United States, with 127,000 square feet of space for entrepreneurs — is located in the Hamilton County Business Development Center (BDC) in Downtown Chattanooga, TN.

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