Kellogg Expands Technology Center

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Kellogg Community College Regional Manufacturing Technology Center’s $2.75 million addition is expected to be ready for the fall semester.

Assembly lines and machinery for the heating and cooling program for the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Assembly Training program have been moved into two rooms of the 8,400-square-foot addition, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer. One room will be used for the electrical apprenticeship training.

The project also allowed the center to expand its welding shop and provided space in the older part of the building for forklift training.

The Battle Creek Tax Increment Finance Authority board is paying 61 percent of the project cost. The college is paying for the rest.

The center also has acquired $2.4 million of equipment.

“It gives us a little bit more room to grow, to add new programming,” center Director Tom Longman said.
Another project will provide the center with $2.2 million in capital outlay funding from the state to renovate the 26-year-old part of the building. The total cost of that project is expected to be $4.3 million, with the rest paid for by the college’s capital improvement property tax.

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