NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) – Nearly a year after the groundbreaking at the new Negaunee Township Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center site, the construction is almost complete.

“We are about 60 to 70 percent complete for the project. We are finishing up site grading and going to be starting the concrete and paving very soon,” said Project Manager, Mark Bates, adding that the construction will be done by the end of September.

Bates added that construction has gone well so far, minus some minor problems due to the winter weather.

“The amount of snow; it was cleaning snow every day for a month straight,” said Bates.

The 33,000-square-foot building will serve as a place for carpenter and millwright apprentices to get classroom instruction and hands-on experience.

Negaunee Township carpenter and millwright training center under construction

“With the carpenters and millwrights four-year training program, they can better use the high bay for their hands-on manipulation and the classrooms for the curriculum,” said Regional Director for the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, Kevin Klingler.

This is Schweitzer’s second project for the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights. The first project was completed in Wayland in December 2018.

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