4-16-2020 – CCCC&TI makes headway on projects

Posted on: April 16th, 2020 by admin

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April 16, 2020

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By Garrett Stell
gstell@newstopicnews.com

Apr 15, 2020 3:23 PM

 

While campuses remain closed due to the coronavirus, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is making progress on infrastructure projects in preparation for the fall semester.

 

Last May, CCC&TI purchased the former Rite Aid building at the northeast corner of Pine Mountain Road and U.S. 321 and began converting it into the new Paul H. Broyhill Center for Advanced Technologies. The building, which will house the college’s advanced manufacturing, machining and engineering programs, has been undergoing renovations to install a factory floor, classrooms and office spaces.

 

The floor also needed to be refitted to accommodate heavy machinery, and the CCC&TI Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that the new epoxy floor is now finished, along with new ceilings and sprinkler system upgrades. The 13,600-square-foot building is still on track to be completed over the summer and ready to host classes in August.

 

In other news, the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges meets Friday and is expected to approve CCC&TI’s plans for a new indoor electrical lineman education building on the Hudson campus.

 

Last month the CCC&TI trustees approved a $2 million bid from Garanco, a general contractor out of Pilot Mountain, to construct the building. The project is expected to take eight months and be completed by the end of 2020. Work can move forward after the state board gives it approval.

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