Training Center Construction Updates
Construction of a brand new carpenter and millwright training center is underway in Russellville, Arkansas. With square footage between 20,000 and 30,000, thats two-to-three times
the space of the existing facility. We will post updates here about the progress of the build, with the latest updates at the top.
- The second of the three slabs is poured, with the third set to be poured the week of August 2nd. Once cured, crews will start hanging the other iron and will connect to the rest of the framing
- Metal framing is in progress on the first slab
- Site work is complete
- Site work is underway
More about the project...
advantage of this new training center will be having more space for
training. Its like moving from a hotel to a new house. We started in a
small, two-room facility and moved to the current location, and now
were moving to a new building that's more than double that size, said
Bryan Spradley, training director, Arkansas/Oklahoma Carpenters
Apprenticeship and Training Program.
comparison to the current facility, biggest asset of the new building is
the added space for classroom and hands-on training. The Center will
include additional classrooms that feature state-of-the-art technology,
more training space, and extra administrative space for local offices.
facility is also expected to help build marketshare in the Arkansas
construction industry. The Center will be a showcase to contractors and
potential industry partners. And, the high-visibility location will also
help with recruiting members.
Spradley said that the additional space is needed because of the growth of the apprenticeship program.
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