Project Status

Russellville Training Center

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, that’s 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.

Latest Update

  • Concrete is poured at the main entry
  • Weather proofing is comoplete on the south end of building
  • Drywall hanging is underway throughout the interior
  • Glass is installed in conference room

Prior Updates
  • Interior metal stud framing is well underway.
  • Building envelope work is underway on the south exterior of the building.
  • Brick is being installed on the northwest corner of the building.
  • Metal framing and roofing panels are being installed
  • 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...

"The main advantage of this new training center will be having more space for training. It’s 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 we’re moving to a new building that's more than double that size,” 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.

Spradley said that the additional space is needed because of the growth of the apprenticeship program.

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