While state legislators had their eye on the finish line last week AGC was busy making sure they didn’t lose focus on issues impacting construction. On Thursday July 9 Tri-Ply Construction hosted representatives from the 13th 14th and 15th districts on a jobsite tour of the new Plath Hall project on the campus of Perry Technical Institute in Yakima.
The tour was part of AGC’s LEARN (Legislator Education And Relationship Network) program to provide a first-hand account of the positive effects that construction projects bring to the economy of Washington State and to the communities in which they are built.
Construction of this 36000 s.f. building involving more than thirty local subcontractors will not only have an immediate positive impact on the state and local economy by providing over 80000 hours of skilled-labor work and generating over $500000 in state and local sales tax dollars it will also have a lasting impact on the construction industry even after its completion.
Plath Hall will provide a new home for Perry’s Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology program allow for expansion of the electrical welding and machine programs and free-up space for the addition of new training programs. In fact students from Perry’s heating ventilation air-conditioning/refrigeration technology information technology & communication systems and electrical technology programs have been helping on construction of the new building reducing overall construction costs while providing a practical training ground for students in these programs. Plath Hall is scheduled to open for classes this fall.
Photos clockwise from top left:
1 – Pictured R to L: 13th District representative Tom Dent Beth Klingele of Tri-Ply 15th District representative Bruce Chandler 14th District representative Norm Johnson.
2 – 15th District Representative Bruce Chandler and Tri-Ply’s Charlie Eglin discuss construction in Plath Hall.
3 – Pictured R to L: Brad Shuler of Tri-Ply Sheri Brockway of BORArchitecture Christine Cote of Perry Technical Institute 14th District representative Norm Johnson 15th District representative Bruce Chandler Doug Barduhn of Inland Fire and Alarm 13th District representative Tom Dent Charlie Eglin and Beth Klingele of Tri-Ply. (Not pictured: 14th District State Senator Curtis King and 15th District State Senator Jim Honeyford — called back to Olympia for Thursday’s Senate special session)