Arlington Training Center is well on its way to a first-class upgrade to its facility, both inside and outside. The structure, which provides both training space and offices throughout its 35,000 square foot area is getting $800,000 worth of exterior upgrades and new training equipment.
"The Arlington Training Center is a very nice building. It has lots of space for training and it has wooden support beams – the same as the UBC training facility in Las Vegas. It just needed an upgrade and more curb appeal, because it’s a little dated,” said Paul Jones, executive director of the Gulf Coast Carpenters & Millwrights Training Trust Fund.
“The biggest benefit from this renovation project is to prepare space for additional training opportunities. The newly renovated facility will also serve us very well when explaining our value to contractors and potential industry partners.”
Exterior renovations include:
New equipment includes:
The center will also feature two mechatronics/robot stations, which will provide pre-requisite training for the UBC mechatronics course. “The new conveyor and robot equipment will help because a lot of our members work at the GM plant right down the road,” Jones said.
Renovations are expected to be completed by the end of year.