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New Tennessee Valley Training Center location breaks ground

By Eric Fleischauer
eric@decaturdaily.com · 340-2435

The Tennessee Valley Training Center has trained itself out of space.

The organization, which trains employees of area plants and contractors, broke ground Monday on a 12,945-square-foot facility to be located at 115 Woodall Road.

“We’re completely out of space. We have no room whatsoever,” said Donna Hood, manager of customer relations. “We can’t wait to move.”

The existing facility is at 3158 Alabama 20 West. Hood said she expects construction of the new building to be complete in February.

TVTC is a nonprofit corporation serving numerous area employers, many of whom require TVTC training before employment begins and periodically during employment.

The training focuses on safety, health and environmental training.

But it also provides services to employers such as citizenship verification, pre-hire background investigations and drug screening. OSHA also conducts seminars at the facility.

“Our main goal is to make sure area plants and contractors have an available work force that’s properly trained,” Hood said.

The facility — to be built on three acres donated by Carl Goss — will have three training rooms, an 88-station computer lab and a hands-on training station. The existing computer lab only has 20 stations.

Hood said TVTC is hiring area contractors to build the center.

Nucor is supplying the materials for the steel building.

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