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NWTC builds new automotive and diesel truck facility

Author: Kara Leiterman

Monday November 28, 2016
2015 referendum continues to allow more grads in high-demand career areas
 
(November 28, 2016) GREEN BAY –  Construction is underway on a plot of land across East Campus Drive from the Building and Construction Technology Center on the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) campus in Green Bay. Crews are working on the new NWTC Transportation Center. The project is part of the $66.5 million referendum voters passed in April of 2015.  NWTC Transportation Center architect's rendering

The 63,000-sq ft building will house the College’s Automotive, Auto Collision and Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck programs. The diesel truck program is brand new to NWTC.

Plans for the new facility include a state of the art diesel truck repair lab, auto collision and refinishing lab, and two auto repair labs complete with a shared parts department.

“The building allows us to update and modernize the collision and refinishing program as well upgrade the auto tech program,” said NWTC Associate Dean of Construction and Transportation Gene Francisco.  “By bringing these three programs together in one building we will realize some synergies in instruction, a shared parts department, and we are looking to share some curriculum between programs to provide more flexibility to students.”

The building also includes five class rooms, meeting and study spaces, a transportation welding shop, and a state-of-the-art high bay demonstration lab for instructional and corporate partner use.
Francisco added, “We also intend to develop more offerings to our high school partners that can be applied to all of the programs.”

The facility will serve up to 96 auto tech students, 96 diesel truck repair students, and 32 collision and refinishing students.

It expected to open in the fall of 2017.
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Note to the media: A rendering of the new building is available online at, https://www.flickr.com/photos/nwtc/31200353035/in/photostream/

Renderings of NWTC Diesel and Truck facility

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