The new training center, currently being built in Russellville, Arkansas is going really well and is about 55% complete! With square footage between 20,000 and 30,000, thatís two-to-three times the space of the existing facility.
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"The main advantage of this new training center will be having more space for training. Itís 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 weíre moving to a new building that's more than double that size,Ē said Bryan Spradley, training director, Arkansas/Oklahoma Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Program.
In 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.
The 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.