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New Tennessee Training Center Planning Continues

We are excited to see plans for our new training center in Tennessee taking shape! First and foremost, thank you to the La Vergne, Tennessee City Council, which approved construction of a new state-of-the-art carpenter and millwright training center for the Nashville region.

"It will be a place where all our members will have access to the latest technology and training. We'll have more room to train in, and a nice site to bring contractors to. We'll hold open houses for surrounding high schools and vocational schools to increase recruitment. I believe it's also going to help us secure more work," said Greg Williams, executive director of the Mid-South Carpenters Training Trust Fund.

Williams said the goal is to break ground by early January. The training center will be built on four acres of land located on Veterans Memorial Parkway, which connects to highly visible U.S. Hwy. 41 (Murfreesboro Highway).

Fast Facts:

Total square footage of new facility: 25,000

Total square footage of current facility: 10,000

Training equipment will include:
  • Computer room to do NANTeL training for nuclear power plants;
  • Two mechantronics/robot stations (will provide pre-requisite training for the UBC mechatronics course); and
  • A conveyor prop for training on floor conveyor and power and free monorail systems used in many manufacturing processes such as automotive and food and beverage.
Main benefits:
  • More space for training
  • Additional training opportunities
  • High-visibility location to help with recruiting members and marketing to potential industry partners